The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has said that two drug traffickers have excreted a total of 165 wraps of cocaine after their arrest at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr Femi Babafemi made this known on Sunday.
According to Babafemi, the suspects, Uwaezuoke Christian, 42 and Elvis Iro, 53, were arrested by operatives of the NDLEA.
He said that the suspects excreted the drugs while under observation in the Agency’s custody.
According to him, the 53-year-old man, Iro a father of four children hails from Abiriba, Ohafia local government area of Abia state.
“He was arrested on Saturday, March 19, upon his arrival onboard Ethiopian Airline flight from Addis-Ababa for ingesting 65 pellets of cocaine weighing 1.376kg.
“During the preliminary interview, he claimed he’s an interior decorator but had to go into drug trafficking because he needed money to start a coffee business.
“He also said he had to venture into the business to take care of his family and stock his newly acquired shop with curtain materials/accessories in Lagos.’