The NDLEA  has intercepted  24 parcels of cocaine concealed in  12 tyres of lawnmowers imported into the country through the Portharcourt  International Airport.


Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)  have intercepted 244 parcels of cocaine concealed in 12 tyres of lawnmowers imported into the country through the Portharcourt  International Airport(PHIA)  by a Brazilian returnee,  Okechukwu Francis Amaechi.



It was gathered that Mr. Amaechi has just completed a jail term for drug trafficking in the South American country.




Spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi, said the 45-year-old ex-convict from Idemili South LGA, in Anambra State, was arrested at Port Harcourt airport on Saturday 7th May,  upon his arrival from Brazil via Doha onboard Qatar Airline flight QR1433.




Preliminary investigations revealed that Okechukwu  who was arrested  and convicted  in Brazil  for drug offenses completed  serving his jail  sentence  in March 2022, after which  he decided to return  to Nigeria with three  new lawnmowers where he concealed 24 parcels of cocaine weighing  4.56kg




‘’Curiously, each parcel concealed in the tyres of the three lawnmowers bears some unique inscriptions, which are believed to be means of identification of the owners of the drug. The two parcels in one of the tyres of the first lawnmower bear ‘O LORD’ and ‘HAVE MERCY’.



‘’The parcels in one of the tyres of the second mower bears the inscription ‘IN GOD’ and ‘WE TRUST, while the third mower has ‘IJIOMA ‘and ‘186.6’ inscribed on the two parcels hidden in one of its tyres,’’ Babafemi said.





However, Okechukwu claimed one of his church members gave him the lawnmowers to deliver to his brother in Portharcourt.




(Daily Trust)

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