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Two drug dealers in NDLEA custody excrete 165 wraps of cocaine



TWO drug traffickers, Elvis Uche Iro, 53, and Uwaezuoke Ikenna Christian, 42, have excreted a total of 165 wraps of cocaine following their arrest at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), for ingesting the illicit drug.

  They excreted the drugs while under observation in the agency’s custody, NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, said in a statement.

  The 53-year-old Elvis, who is a father of four children, hails from Abiriba, Ohafia Local Government Area of Abia State. He was arrested on Saturdaym, March 19, upon his arrival onboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis-Ababa for ingesting 65 pellets of cocaine weighing 1.376kg.

  During the preliminary interview, he claimed he is an interior decorator but had to go into drug trafficking because he needed money to start a coffee business, take care of his family and stock his newly acquired shop with curtain materials/accessories in Lagos.

  He said he would have been paid $1,000 on the successful delivery of the drug in Abuja.

  Another passenger on the same flight, 42-year-old Uwaezuoke Ikenna Christian was also arrested on arrival for ingesting 100 pellets of cocaine with a total weight of 2.243kg. Ikenna, who hails from Ojoto, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State claims he is a businessman dealing in baby wears before venturing into drug trafficking.

  According to the statement, Ikenna said he traveled to Addis Ababa on Thursday, March 17, to buy the drug for $10,000 and returned on Saturday, March 19, when he was arrested.

  He said he sold his land in his village and took loans from friends to be able to raise money to buy the drug.

  He claimed he had to go into drug to raise money for his business after being duped of $15,000 by his friend who lives in China.

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