The operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have nabbed a Brazil-based drug baron, Ejiofor Enwereaku, at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, seizing N8bn worth of cocaine and $24,500, The PUNCH reports.
A follow up on the bag ownership led to the arrest of the suspect upon his arrival from Ethiopia on Friday.
According to the statement, Enwereaku leads a syndicate that specialises in planting drugs in the bags of innocent travellers.
To compromise the investigation, the suspect had offered a bribe of $24,500 to the NDLEA, which was seized from him.
The Chairman of the NDLEA, Brig. General Buba Marwa (retd), who had monitored the investigation, commended the operatives for their diligence and resilience in tackling the drug baron.