Officials of the the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), arrested 34 year old man, Kingsley Okolo at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, after his luggage containing new foot wears, was discovered to have whitish substance concealed in them that tested positive for cocaine.
A statement by the agency’s spokesperson, Mitchell Ofoyeju, said the illicit substance weighed 9.150kgs.
“The discovery was made in a shipment of shoes during inward screening of passengers on a Turkish airline flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil. The cocaine was industrially concealed in the soles of new foot wears. It was the last arrest of 2016 at the Abuja airport with an estimated value of 3.8 million pounds. 34 year old suspect, Kingsley Okolo, who is a motorcycle parts dealer, said that he was offered the N1 million to smuggle the drugs to Nigeria. Investigation is on going and the suspect is cooperating with our team of undercover officers,” he said.
Ofoyeju said the suspect will soon be charged to court.