Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested two suspects for alleged attempt to smuggle methamphetamine out of the country.
The suspects – John Ifechukwu and Victor Anadu – were intercepted by the NDLEA operatives at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
They reportedly swallowed 65 and 54 wraps of substances to conceal the drug.
The spokesperson for the NDLEA, Jonah Achemah, who confirmed the arrest on Wednesday, said a 37-year-old woman, Omotayo Anifowoshe, was also arrested at the local wing of the Lagos airport with 3.0 kilogrammes of ephedrine and 1.9kg of cocaine.
Achemah said, “Ifechukwu flew in from Lagos and was intercepted at the airport in Abuja. He excreted 65 wraps of substances weighing 864 grammes out of which only one wrap tested positive for methamphetamine. Anadu was intercepted on his way to Indonesia. He excreted 54 wraps weighing 1,073.4 kilogrammes of suspected substances out of which 700 grammes tested positive for methamphetamine. The remaining 373.4 grammes did not test positive for any known drug.”