Category Gist & Gossip
Officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) caught a suspect with 1.8kg of cocaine in his boxer shorts on his way from Dubai.
NDLEA commander at the airport, Ahmed Garba gave the name of the suspect as Chijioke Chukwuemeka Raphael, 36 year-old factory worker in Dubai.
Chijioke said that he was offered four hundred and fifty thousand (N450,000) naira to smuggle the drug to Nigeria.
In his words:
“I am a factory worker in Dubai for the past six years. I am married with three children but I cannot take good care of my family. I work from hand to mouth and I am tired of working without seeing the benefits of my labour.”
“I met a man seven months ago in Nigeria who introduced me into drug trafficking. He promised me a better job in Nigeria and offered me N450,000 naira. I accepted the offer because I wanted to come back home and start a better job”.