A Brazil returnee known as Agbasi Prosper Chux, was intercepted by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for being in possession of 105 parcels of cocaine at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos.
The illicit drugs were concealed in candieshe brought from the South American country.
Babafemi said: “A thorough examination of the duty-free shopping bags revealed the packs of candies inside were actually used to conceal 105 parcels of cocaine weighing 2.8 kilograms and 43 grams of cannabis.
“Preliminary test conducted on a plastic bottle of body lotion also found in possession of the suspect also tested positive to cocaine with a total weight of 472 grams.
“Married to a Brazilian lady with a daughter, Prosper who claimed to be into clothing business in Brazil was hoping to sell the drug in Enugu, his state.”
The agency said three other traffickers were arrested by operatives with a total of 256 kilograms of illicit substances.
“While a team of NDLEA officers on stop and search duty along Ilorin- Jebba highway on December 26 arrested a suspect, Idris Saeed, 19, with 60 blocks of compressed cannabis sativa weighing 30kgs, their colleagues in Niger on similar operation along Jebba-Mokwa road also recovered 240 blocks of the same substance weighing 168 kilograms, from multi-colour sacks loaded in a Peugeot J5 bus, with registration number MAG 146 XA, coming from Lagos and going to Kano for delivery.
“In Kogi, operatives intercepted a truck coming from Onitsha, Anambra State to Maiduguri, Borno along Okene-Abuja highway where 9,900 ampoules of pentazocine injection (42kgs) were recovered.
“In the same vein, a suspect, Ibrahim Jibril, 20, was arrested on the same route with 40 blocks of cannabis sativa weighing 16kgs coming from Lagos to Jigawa in a Toyota Hiace commercial bus on December 27.”