Sunday, September 2, 2012
Photo: Nigerian Arrested With N24m Cocaine Inside Roasted Chicken
Officials of the National Drug Law
Enforcement Agency have arrested an
auto technician who wanted to get rich
quick, Vincent Chinweuwa, for hiding
2.655kg of cocaine inside roasted
The seizure was made at the Murtala
Mohammed International Airport, Lagos
during the inward clearance of
passengers on a Turkish Airline flight
from Sao Paulo, Brazil on Friday.
We gathered that the street
value of the seized drug is about N24m.
The NDLEA Airport Commander, Mr.
Hamza Umar, described the seizure as
“It is a remarkable seizure because no
one would have imagined cocaine
worth several millions inside roasted
chicken,” Hamza stated.
During interrogating the suspect
reportedly said he thought that the drug
would not be detected.
“It took me three days to pack the
cocaine inside the roasted chicken. I was
confident that the drug will not be
detected. I have been living in Brazil
since 2006. Life has been stressful
because I cannot even visit my wife in
Nigeria due to lack of money. I wanted
some money to start any business of
my choice back home. Unfortunately, I
was disappointed upon arrival in
Lagos,” Chinweuwa said.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the National
Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Ahmadu
Giade, said spectacular seizures of this
nature would help discourage others
from the criminal drug trade.
“The suspect thought his mode of drug
concealment was perfect but we proved
him wrong. Several drugs cleverly
hidden by drug barons have been
discovered and we shall continue to
detect drugs regardless of the mode of
concealment,” Giade assured.
The suspect who hails from Imo State
will be charged to court.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 1:58 PM