The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a 32-year-old man, Elechi Adendu Kingsley, for attempting to bring cocaine into the country from Brazil.
Kingsley, who has been living in Brazil for the past 13 years, was caught with 14.4kg of cocaine at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja.
According to a statement issued on Wednesday by Mr Jonah Achema, NDLEA spokesman, the suspected was arrested with a bag containing cellophane bags during the inward clearance of Ethiopian Airline flight ET 911.
Kingsley, an indigene of Umulolo Local Government Area of Imo State, who is based in Brazil, said he had no one to blame for his involvement in the crime.
“I am an adult and I am fully aware of what I was going into. I agree that somebody gave it to me but I offered to carry it,” Kingsley was quoted as saying.
Kingsley said he was promised N3 million upon successful delivery of the drugs to somebody in Nigeria.
He added that he came to Nigeria in preparation for his wedding in January 2021.
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