Businessmen excrete 193 cocaine pellets weighing over 4Kg after arrest at Abuja Airport

Two businessmen arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja for cocaine ingestion have both excreted 193 pellets of the illicit drug after three days in observatory custody.

The traffickers: Onoh Ebere, 49 and Christian Ifeanyi Ogbuji, 47, were intercepted at the Abuja airport on Wednesday, May 10 upon their arrival from Uganda via Addis Ababa, onboard Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 951. Though both suspects have businesses they manage in Nigeria, the agency noted that their main source of income had been drug trafficking.

They both travelled to Uganda and from there crossed over to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia where they picked up the consignments before returning to Abuja with Lagos as their final destination, Femi Babafemi, Director, Media & Advocacy for the NDLEA said in a statement on Sunday.

After spending days in the excretion room, Ebere Onoh excreted a total of 100 pellets weighing 2.137kg while Christian Ifeanyi Ogbuji expelled 93 pellets hidden in his stomach with a gross weight of 1.986kg.