Two traders, who allegedly concealed drugs suspected to be cocaine worth 119 million naira inside capacitors and perfumes, have been arrested by officials of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
The duo of Daniel Marvin and Akubuo Victor, said to have succeeded in beating security checks in Brazil, were arrested during the inward screening of passengers on an Emirate Airline flight from Dubai, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
However, during interrogation, they told NDLEA officials that they were tempted by the offer of half a million naira for the botched trip.
The NDLEA Commander at Abuja Airport, Mr. Hamisu Lawan, gave the names of the suspects as Daniel Marvin and Akubuo Victor.
According to him, “Daniel Marvin, with Nigerian Passport Number A05545613, was arrested during the inward screening of passengers on an Emirate Airline flight from Dubai. He was found in possession of 7.580kg of cocaine hidden inside capacitors.
“The second suspect, Akubuo Victor was found in possession of 5.750kg of cocaine hidden inside perfumes. Both suspects were coming from Brazil when they were arrested.”
Twenty-nine year-old Marvin, a trader from Abia State, during interrogation, claimed that he was introduced into drug trafficking by his childhood friend.(NAN)