Fish Farmer Arrested With Ephedrine


A fifty-nine year old fish farmer has been arrested with Twenty-five kilogrammes of substances that tested positive for ephedrine while trying to board an Ethiopian airline flight to Johannesburg, South Africa through Addis Ababa.

the suspect was intercepted at the departure waiting lounge of Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport based on intelligence reports by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA.

The drug was concealed in his luggage.

NDLEA Kano Airport commander, Mr Ambrose Umoru said that “The suspect was arrested following a tip-off after he had already gone through screening. When the substance was detected, it was tested and found to be positive for ephedrine.

Already, an investigation had commenced into the case since the arrest on July 15” Umoru stated.

The 59-year-old Enugu based fish farmer said he smuggled drugs in order to expand his fish farming business.

According to Chukwuani, “I am a fish farmer at Agbogugu, Agwu Local Government Area of Enugu State. I am married with three children and due to financial problems; my business was almost going into extinction. I decided to smuggle drugs to invest the money in my fish farm.

They promised to pay me the sum of $2,000 dollars”. The suspect attended Central School and St. Vincent Secondary School both in Agbogugu, Enugu State.

NDLEA Chairman/Chief Executive, Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (retd) while reacting to the arrest and seizure reiterated the importance of intelligence in the fight against drug trafficking.

The case is being investigated and further information shall be provided to members of the public” Abdallah stated.

The suspect will soon be charged to court.

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