36, year- old Man caught while trafficking cocaine to finance his wedding
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Command has thwarted the effort of a Brazilian-based Nigerian to smuggle cocaine into Nigeria 5 Kilograms of pure Cocaine from Brazil.
Ibeh Augustine Chukwuma had arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport via Ethiopian Airline, with a maximum ECOLAC bag which was found to contain the illicit drug consignment.
Chukwuma, aged 36, has been a resident of Sao Palo, Brazil where he worked in a construction company since 2011.
According to Chukwuma, he approached another Nigerian living in Brazil for financial support for his forthcoming traditional marriage in Nigeria and was promised the sum of N500, 000 if he could deliver the drug consignment to an unknown person who will receive him at the airport in Abuja.
Chukwuma, a primary school leaver, who said his two parents are aged admitted that he was fully aware of the content of the bag but offered to carry it because of the pressing financial need.
“His name is Emmanuel Paul. He deals in food stuff and operating a restaurant in Brazil. He is my friend. I asked him for financial assistance for my marriage and he said he cannot give me the money until I carry the Cocaine. He actually told me that it is drug but I have no choice”