Transborder drug trafficker arrested with N1bn worth of cocaine in Sokoto (photo)

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Transborder drug trafficker arrested with N1bn worth of cocaine in Sokoto (photo)

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Sokoto State have arrested a 36-year-old suspected transborder drug trafficker, Nkem Timothy, alias Auwalu Audu, while trying to cross to Algeria through Niger Republic with 62 wraps of substance suspected to be cocaine.

 

Director, Media & Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Mr Femi Babafemi, who made these known in a statement in Abuja on Sunday February 28, said the substance which weighed 1.550kg, has an estimated street value of about N1 billion. He said the illicit drug was neatly concealed inside yoghurt bottles.

 

Babafemi in the statement said the suspect who resides in Algeria, was intercepted on a motorcycle around the baggage area at Illela border while trying to cross to the Niger Republic.

 

“He was found with an ECOWAS passport with different name written as Auwalu Audu but he gave his real name as Nkem Timothy” Babafemi stated in the statement read

 

He said his men had commenced…



Source: Linda Ikeji