One Agwu Samuel was nabbed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos with wraps of cocaine nicely concealed under the hood of his jacket. The Togo business man had only disembarked from a plane returning from Sao Paulo, Brazil when he was apprehended by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) officials last weekend.
On why he embarked on the failed drug pushing, 31-year-old Agwu said:
“I use to sell shoes in Togo until I lost goods worth N3 million. This negatively affected my business and made me to travel to Brazil in a desperate search for greener pastures.
“After a fruitless search for job in Brazil for four months, I decided to smuggle drugs to get some money to start my shoe business.
“I thought the drugs will not be detected inside my jacket but I was caught and I am very sad.”
NDLEA Lagos commander Ahmadu Garba confirming the incident said:
“Ten wraps of cocaine weighing 110 grammes were found inside the collar of his jacket during screening of passengers on a South Africa Airline flight from Brazil through Johannesburg.
“The drug which was carefully hidden inside his jacket tested positive for cocaine and investigation is ongoing.”