The suspects reportedly compressed cannabis in vegetables and cocaine inside shoe sole. While two of the suspects were found in possession of substances that tested positive to cocaine, the four others were caught with dried weeds of cannabis sativa.
Commenting on the arrest, the NDLEA Commander at the Enugu Airport, Adeofe Adeyemi, said, “The command has arrested six suspected drug traffickers with 62.663kg of narcotic drugs.
One of the suspects, Ibeh Kevin Nonso, 46 years old going to China swallowed 67 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.131kg.
“Izukanne Ikenna, 33 years old going to Hong Kong hid 982 grammes of cocaine inside the sole of his shoes.
“The only female, 27 year old Kenechukwu Ujunwa Uchenna was arrested on her way to Dubai with 11.7kg of cannabis in dried bitter leaf vegetables.
“The identities of the three other suspects will be disclosed on conclusion of our investigation,” Adeyemi added.
Confirming the arrest and seizure, the spokesman of the agency, Ofoyeju Mitchell, in a statement made available to newsmen said that three of the suspects were going to China where drug trafficking was punishable by death.
He said a total of 62.663kg of drugs comprising 60.55kg of cannabis and 2.113kg of cocaine were seized from the six accused.