Thursday, October 3, 2013

A 32 year-old textile merchant, Emujue Chimaobi John Paul Caught For Importing 5.745kg Of Cocaine

john paul displaying the parcels of cocaine
A 32 year-old textile merchant, Emujue Chimaobi John Paul had allegedly hidden 5.745kg of cocaine inside laptop bags on his way from Sao Paulo, Brazil. The suspect was apprehended on arrival at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. This followed the prompt detection of the drug by officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) during the inward screening of Etihad flight passengers. The cocaine has an estimated street value of fifty-seven (N57,000,000) Million Naira.

                      .emejue chimaobi john paul
NDLEA Commander, Hamza Umar described the mode of concealment as ingenious. According to Hamza, “if not for the painstaking efforts of officers the drug suspect would have escaped arrest. The cocaine was ingeniously packed in laptop bags such that we had to cut the bags open to detect the drug”. The suspect who hails from Anambra State will soon be charged to court. He is single and dropped out of school in Junior Secondary School (JSSI) in 1988.
In his statement, Emujue Chimaobi John Paul said that it was frustration that made him to venture into drug smuggling. “I am a textile merchant. Since 2003, I have been dealing in textiles in Togo. In 2011, I relocated to Brazil in search of greener pastures. Unfortunately, my business did not flourish as I had expected. In fact, I was even living from hand to mouth. I was told that I could make enough money from drug trafficking to invest in my business. That was how I was convinced to give it a trial and I was arrested in the process” Emujue stated.

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