Importer arrested for possessing cocaine

An automobile importer, Ofodili Ifeanyichukwu Victor, 47, was arrested at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos with powdery substances which tested positive for cocaine weighing 1.300kg.

He was intercepted during the screening of passengers on British Airways flight to London Heathrow airport last weekend. Ofodili, who excreted  70 capsules while on observation, said he invested five million naira (N5, 000,000:00) into the illicit drug business in expectation of twenty-five million naira (N25, 000,000:00) to increase his capital base.

Chairman/Chief Executive of the Agency, Ahmadu Giade who expressed satisfaction with the arrest described it as very remarkable. “This arrest is remarkable given the profile of the suspect. Recent arrests recorded by the Agency have drastically altered risk profiling parameters in the country. Every route is now classified as high risk just as every passenger is assumed a potential drug trafficker. We shall continue to adapt our strategies to meet the dynamic trade in narcotics. Any investment in drug trafficking should be considered lost” Giade warned.