52 year old Imo state born Onyejiaju Augustine was arrested yesterday by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, for being in possession of 2.605 kilogrammes of cocaine packed as candies. He was arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport as he was about to smuggle the illegal drug out of the country en-route Etihad, Punch reports.
NDLEA spokesman Michelle Ofoyeju said Onyebuchi had been on the wanted list of the agency
“Augustine, who is a specialist in drug had earlier departed Sao Paulo, Brazil, with the illicit drug disguised as candies. He was, however, caught at the MMIA in Lagos.”
Augustine when arrested said he was a supermarket operator in Brazil
“I own a supermarket in Brazil where I have lived since 2006. I bought the cocaine and concealed it as candies. It was unfortunate that the trick was discovered.” he said
NDLEA said the man will be charged to court soon.