The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has uncovered on Wednesday, two new methods drug traffickers now adopt to evade the prying eyes of law enforcement personnel
This had led to the discovery and seizure of 14.4kg of cocaine wrapped In ‘Chocolate Candy’ Trapped At Abuja Airport
In a statement, Mr. Jonah Achema, NDLEA spokesman said that the new methods were uncovered in two separate operations at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Special Area Command, Abuja.
Achema said that ‘two suspects were arrested in connection with the seizures at the airport’
He noted that the command intercepted a consignment of four packets of chocolate sweets of white substances, weighing 7.2kg, which tested positive to cocaine in the first operation.
He said NDLEA also uncovered 12 parcels of cellophane wrappers, weighing another 7.2kg, with whitish substances which also tested positive to cocaine in the second operation.
“The first operation involved Da -Silva Mailson Mario, a Brazilian aged 23, who was arrested with a suit case containing the packets of the chocolate sweet.
“This was during the inward clearance of Ethiopian Airline ET 911 which originated from Brazil en-route Addis Ababa to Abuja.
“The second operation involved Elechi Adendu Kingsley, a Nigerian aged 39, who was arrested with a bag containing cellophane bags during the inward clearance of Ethiopian Airline flight ET 911, ” he said.
The Commander, NDLEA Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Mr Kabir Taskuwa, said there was no underestimating the imagination of drug merchants.
“What is expected of us is not only to counter their devices but to think ahead of them.
As we can see, any step they take, we are many steps ahead, hence the results we are seeing. I wish to promise them more frustration, ” he said.