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Man from Brazil caught with cocaine in candies on Christmas Day

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Ikeja, Lagos on Christmas Day, arrested a man with cocaine concealed in bags of candies.

The suspect, Prosper Agbasi, was nabbed during inward clearance of passengers from Sao Paulo, Brazil, per Femi Babafemi, the spokesman for NDLEA.

Mr Babafemi said that the suspect who arrived via Doha on Qatar Airways was intercepted following credible intelligence.

“A thorough examination of the duty-free shopping bags revealed the packs of candies inside were actually used to conceal 105 parcels of cocaine weighing 2.8 kilograms and 43 grams of cannabis,” he said.

According to him, a preliminary test conducted on a plastic bottle of body lotion found in possession of the suspect also tested positive to cocaine with a total weight of 472 grams.

“Married to a Brazilian lady with a daughter, Prosper who claimed to be into clothing business in Brazil was hoping to sell the drug in Enugu, his state,” he said.

(NAN)