According to the agency, the substance, was concealed in the lining of the false bottom of the suspect’s suitcase and has a value of N564m.
In a statement by the Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, he revealed that the suspect hails from the Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area of Edo State and was arrested during an outward clearance of Ethiopian Airline’s aircraft 911 from Abuja to Italy through Addis Ababa.
Babafemi said, “Under interrogation, Odeh claimed that he had been living in Italy since 2015 when he got into the country through Libya. He said he worked as a labourer in a farm in Italy with a pay of about €50 a day, adding that he also worked as a flyer distributor when the farming season is over and gets as much as €50 a day.
The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Buba Marwa (retd.), commended the commander, officers and men of the Abuja airport for their vigilance.
“Whenever criminal elements go to export or import illicit drugs through our borders, they will surely have the new NDLEA to contend with,” Marwa stated.
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