National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Wednesday, August 23 arrested a South African man, Erasmus Jean Pierre, 29, in an attempt to export 2.6 kilograms of methamphetamine concealed in his luggage to the Middle East through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Pierre was intercepted by NDLEA operatives during the outward clearance of passengers on Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 404 from Abuja to the Middle East via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, NDLEA reported on Sunday.
After a thorough search of his luggage, the whitish powdery illicit substance which is factory packed was discovered in different parts of the bag.
The suspect, upon investigation, arrived in Lagos through Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire on Saturday, August 19, and came into Abuja on Tuesday 22nd August.
He took possession of the brown bag containing the drug consignment on Wednesday, August 23 before heading to the Abuja airport for his flight out of Nigeria where he was apprehended.