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Man arrested for hiding 8.15kg of cocaine inside bed sheets at Port Harcourt airport

Authorities have arrested a returnee Nnanna Anayo Michael, 39, during the inward screening of passengers on board Qatar Airline from Doha to Port Harcourt on Tuesday, 29th March.

The suspect who hails from Ekwusigo, Anambra was arrested with 73 sachets weighing 8.15 kilograms of cocaine, which is the largest seizure of such at the airport, since it began international flight operations years ago.

The suspect who departed Sao Paulo, Brazil on Sunday midnight en route Qatar to Port Harcourt claimed an unidentified person in Sao Paulo gave him six bed sheets in which the drug was concealed to deliver to another unidentified person at Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa. The 73 cocaine sachets were hidden in 4×1 feet factory sewn colourful bed sheets. Five of the bed sheets contain 12 sachets each, while the sixth bed sheet contains 13 sachets.

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A follow up operation by NDLEA Operatives led to the arrest of 50-year-old Monday Alaisu, who travelled from Lagos to pick the drug from Nnenna. He was arrested at the airport carpark.

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