Man tried to smuggle cocaine in his underwear

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.
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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”.

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