Lower than two weeks after a Nigerian, 38-12 months-previous Chijioke Obioha, was executed in Singapore for smuggling 2.6kgs of hashish into the nation, one other 38-yr-outdated man, Augustine Uchenna, has been arrested by the Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company in Lagos for attempting to smuggle 10.2kg of hashish to China, one other nation that punishes drug importation with demise.
NDLEA spokesperson, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, stated Uchenna, a security gear dealer in Lagos, was nabbed on the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport through the outward screening of passengers on an Ethiopian Airline flight to China.
NDLEA commander on the airport, Ahmadu Garba, stated that the weeds have been found inside garri, bitter leaf, bitter cola and different spices, which Uchenna mentioned he was travelling with.
The suspect stated throughout interrogation that he was merely not conscious that drug trafficking in China was punishable by dying.
He instructed NDLEA officers, “My pal in China promised to pay me N600,000 for the hashish. That is my first time of smuggling drug,regardless that I’ve been going to China since 2011. The financial recession affected my enterprise and my lease can also be due.”
Uchenna, an Enugu State indigene stated he’s married with three youngsters and was determined to make ends meet.
NDLEA Chairman, Col. Muhammad Abdallah (retd.), stated the company had taken measures to enhance screening for narcotics on the nation’s airports.
He mentioned, “All nations with dying penalty for drug trafficking and supply international locations are all excessive threat locations. The principle goal of drug management is to advertise public well being and safety.
“I’m glad that the arrest was made right here thereby stopping the suspect from going through the dying penalty in China.”
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