NDLEA arrest man with cocaine inserted in his anus

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a 46-year-old man who was caught with drugs inserted in his anus.

According to a statement released by the agency on Sunday, the man, Innocent Anazodo who was on his way to Italy was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.

The agency also picked up 31-year-old Samuel Agwu for concealing wraps of narcotics in the collar of his jacket on his way from Brazil.

The statement said, “Anazodo Innocent was found with seven pellets of cocaine weighing 375 grammes inserted in his anus while Agwu Samuel had ten pellets of cocaine weighing 110 grammes concealed inside his jacket.

“Both arrests were made during routine check on passengers.

“Agwu was nabbed during inward screening of passengers on a South Africa Airline flight from Brazil through Johannesburg. The second suspect, Anazodo was caught during screening of passengers on a Royal Air Maroc flight while going to Milan, Italy.”

The agency said the suspects have confessed to the crime.

Agwu, a shoe seller said he smuggled the drugs to help revive his ailing business.

He said, “I used to sell shoes in Togo until I lost goods worth N3 million.

“This negatively affected my business and made me to travel to Brazil in a desperate search for greener pastures.

“After a fruitless search for job in Brazil for four months, I decided to smuggle drugs to get some money to start my shoe business.

“I thought the drugs will not be detected inside my jacket but I was caught and I am very sad.”

Anazodo, who is also a shoe seller regretted his action as he said he made a mistake.

He said he was promised €2,000 to smuggle the drugs to Milan.

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