The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested a South African identified as Erasmus Jean Pierre with about 2.6kg of methamphetamine at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
The arrest happens on Wednesday, August 23 when the 29 year old’s illegal substance was found concealed in his luggage as he planned to export it to the Middle East.
Pierre was intercepted by NDLEA operatives during the outward clearance of passengers on Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 404 from Abuja to the Middle East via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, NDLEA reported on Sunday.
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After a thorough search of his luggage, the whitish powdery illicit substance which is factory packed was discovered in different parts of the bag.
The suspect, upon investigation, arrived in Lagos through Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on Saturday, August 19, and came into Abuja on Tuesday 22nd August.
He took possession of the brown bag containing the drug consignment on Wednesday, August 23 before heading to the Abuja airport for his flight out of Nigeria where he was apprehended.
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