By Sandra Umeh
Lagos – The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Wednesday charged two Brazilians before a Federal High Court in Lagos over alleged cocaine trafficking.
The accused, Lima Diego and Dias Christina, were arraigned before Justice Mojisola Olatoregun on three counts of importing 23.9 kg of cocaine.
The prosecution said that they conspired with Ben Abiodun and others who are now at large to import the narcotic drug.
According to the NDLEA prosecutor, Mr Abu Ibrahim, on April 18, Diego imported 14.5 kg of cocaine without lawful authority.
He said that the narcotic was found during the inward clearance of passengers on board an Emirates Airlines flight from Brazil, en-route Dubia to Lagos.
Christina was accused of importing 9.40 kg of cocaine on April 18.
She was caught during inward clearance of passengers on Emirates Airlines flight from Brazil en-route Dubai to Lagos, without lawful authority.
The alleged offence are said to have contravened the provisions of Section 11 (a) of the NDLEA Act Cap N30, Laws of the Federation, 2004.
The accused pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The court ordered their remand in prison pending the hearing of their bail and adjourned the case until May 15.