A Brazil returnee, Agbasi Prosper Chux, 42, has been arrested by operatives of the National Dr¥g Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, with 105 parcels of coc@ine concealed in candies at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
The suspect, who hails from Enugu State, was arrested at the D arrival hall of the airport during inward clearance of passengers from Sao Paulo, Brazil via Doha on Qatar Airways on Christmas Day, December 25, 2022.
NDLEA’s spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on January 1, 2023 said: “An initial search of the suspects two checked in bags almost made him a free man as there was nothing incriminating found there until the NDLEA officers took a second look at the duty-free shopping nylon bags containing packs of candies he was holding in his hands.
A thorough examination of the duty-free shopping bags revealed the packs of candies inside were actually used to conceal 105 parcels of coc@ine weighing 2.8 kilograms and 43 grams of cannabis.
Preliminary test conducted on a plastic bottle of body lotion also found in possession of the suspect also tested positive to coc@ine with a total weight of 472 grams.
Married to a Brazilian lady with a daughter, Prosper who claimed to be into clothing business in Brazil was hoping to sell the dr¥g in Enugu.”