Police arrest another big time time drug trafficker who was transporting heroin worth GHS8million at Abuja airport, Nigeria.
A drug trafficker, Goodluck Odeh, has been intercepted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport (NAIA) in possession of two kg of heroin with a street value of N564 million about 7,948,513.26 Ghanaian Cedi.
Spokesperson of the agency, Femi Babafemi, who disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, April 4, said the 40-year-old suspect from Ikpoba Okha Local Government area of Edo state, was arrested at the departure lounge of the Abuja airport during an outward clearance of Ethopian aircraft 911 enroute Abuja-Addis Ababa-Italy.
Under interrogation, Odeh claimed he has been living in Italy since 2015 when he got into the country through Libya. He said he works as a labourer in a farm in Italy with a pay of about 50 Euro a day, adding that he also works as a flyer distributor when farming season is over and gets as much as 50 Euro/day.
According to a statement issued yesterday by the Head, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Mr. Femi Babafemi, Odeh, concealed the drug in the lining of false bottom of his suitcase.
“The suspect claimed he has been living in Italy since 2015, when he got into the country through Libya.
“He also claimed to be a labourer in Italy but came to Nigeria over two weeks ago to his family and also use same opportunity to buy foodstuffs to sell on his return to Italy.
“The suspect however denied having knowledge of how the drug found its way into his bag adding that he bought the suitcase from a second hand material open market in Lagos,” he said.