The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency confirmed, in a statement, that the two cocaine suspects – Egbo Innocent Oluchukwu, 43, and Ejimbe Christian Chidi, a 32-year-old teacher – had excreted 70 and 54 sealed condom wraps of liquid cocaine respectively, weighing approximately 3.3kg.
According to the statement, the two cocaine mules had arrived at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos from Venezuela.
“The 43-year-old who claimed to reside in Venezuela for 10 years said that the Venezuelan who gave him the drug, told him that it will be difficult for the scanning machine to detect ingested liquid cocaine and promised him a reward of $6,000 (about N930,000).
“The 32-year-old suspect who also claimed to be teaching English at a Language School in Venezuela, said that he was promised a reward of N 4 million,’’ the NDLEA Commander Hamza Umar said in the statement.
Hamza said it was the first case of “liquid cocaine ingestion in the country”.
Both men pleaded for leniency, saying the difficulty of their financial circumstances pushed them to a life of crime.
culled from:channels tv