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NDLEA nabs Brazil returnee with cocaine hidden in cream

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Agbasi Prosper was detained by agents from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos, with 105 packets of cocaine allegedly smuggled in as candy on Christmas Day. Prosper was returning from Brazil.

The suspect was nabbed at the ‘D’ Arrival Hall of the airport during inward clearance of passengers from Sao Paulo, Brazil, via Doha, on Qatar Airways, on Christmas Day.

In a statement on Sunday, NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi said that an initial search of the suspect’s two bags did not reveal anything incriminating, but the agency officers took a second look at his duty-free shopping nylon bags containing packs of candies.

Babafemi further said that a thorough examination of the bags revealed that the packs of candies concealed 105 parcels of cocaine weighing 2.8 kilograms and 43 grams of cannabis.

He said: “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 in the clothing business in Brazil, was hoping to sell the drug in Enugu, his state”.

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