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NDLEA nabs ex-footballer with cocaine at Lagos airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested ex-footballer Okafor Emmanuel Junior.

Okafor was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on arrival from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The Nigerian was found with 1.40kg of crack cocaine in his pockets after arriving on an Ethiopian Airlines flight.

The 33-year-old from Abia State was found to have hidden the illegal substance in the handles of his pockets.

Okafor played for University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) FC Enugu for four seasons before leaving for Sri Lanka in 2014.

Also arrested at Lagos Airport was Brazilian returnee Ibeh Chinedu Damian, who arrived on an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Sao Paulo.

Ibeh, who hails from Ahiazu, Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State, kept 3.20kg of black cocaine popularly known as Lucci in the false bottoms of his two bags.

The suspect confessed that he was to receive N3,100,000 upon successful delivery of the drug in Nigeria.

Similarly, the NDLEA intercepted Malian: Mohammed Demoele, 38, and Coulibaly Maliki, 56, in Lagos.

The naval unit at Ebute Ero jetty caught them trying to export 34.2kg bottles of the new psychoactive substance (Akuskura) to Mali via Cotonou in Benin Republic.

Pamela Odin, a 32-year-old, was arrested while attempting to transport 2.150kg of Rohypnol tablets to Istanbul, Turkey, via the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.

The mother of a child from Delta State was about to board a Turkish airline flight with the drug hidden in pepper and packed among food items.

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