Nigerian Arrested While Trafficking $1.4M of Cambodia-Bound Meth

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Nigerian Arrested While Trafficking $1.4M of Cambodia-Bound Meth

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:28 pm

January 23, 2017

A textile dealer from Nigeria was arrested at an airport in the west African country with 4.4 kg of methamphetamine destined for Cambodia, according to Nigerian news outlets.

Ifeka Charles Obi, 47, was detained at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja last week after the huge haul—with a street value of $1.4 million—was found concealed in food items, news website Sahara Reporters reported on Friday.

“The drug was hidden in foodstuff, but we were able to detect it and the suspect [was] also apprehended,” Hamisu Lawan, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency’s commander at the airport, told the news outlet.

Mr. Obi is quoted as saying he planned to take the drugs, which were contained in 40 parcels, to Cambodia in order to generate money for his struggling business... ... th-123851/
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