Suspected Drug Trafficker, Evading Arrest, Runs Through Glass Door At Airport

A 31-year old suspected drug trafficker bolted through a glass door at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to evade arrest after he was caught with banned narcotics.

Michael Nwobodo, a technician, ?was found with 81 pellets of hard drugs that tested positive for cocaine with a total weight of 1.350 kilogramme, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency said in a statement Tuesday.?

?”He concealed 81 wraps of cocaine in Parker Whisky packs along with boxes of chocolates inside a duty free bag,” the NDLEA said in the statement signed by Mitchell Ofoyeju, its Spokesperson.

“The seizure was made during screening of passengers on an Emirates airline flight from Dubai.”

Hamisu Lawan, NDLEA commander at the Abuja airport, said the suspect was taken to the hospital for further medical test on Tuesday.

“Though the suspect was treated for the injuries he sustained while attempting to escape on Monday, we had to take him for medical examination again,” Mr. Lawan said.

“This is to ensure that he is strong and medically fit to undergo trial. Investigation has commenced into the case.”

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