The high expectations of two suspected drug traffickers of making quick money this festive season from drug trafficking has been dashed by vigilant anti-narcotic officers.
One of the suspects, an importer of electronics was arrested by Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on his way to Hong Kong for ingesting cocaine
The suspect who lives in Athens, Greece was also apprehended in connection with unlawful possession of wraps of substances that tested positive for cocaine.
The arrests were made at the Murtalla Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos during screening of passengers on an Ethiopian Airline flight to Hong Kong and Egypt Airline flight to Athens.
Preliminary investigation suggests that the suspects had targeted the Christmas holiday to smuggle cocaine out of the country but drug law enforcement officials at the Lagos airport were able to uncover their plan.
The total weight of cocaine seized from the suspects is 1.150kgs.
According to the NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport Ahmadu Garba, an importer of electronics by name Achebe Chuks David, 37, excreted forty-five (45) wraps of cocaine he ingested weighing 935 grammes while Ndukwe Daniel, 43 who lives in Athens excreted five (5) wraps of cocaine weighing 215 grammes.