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Nigerian, Ibe Chukwuma Nabbed Trafficking Cocaine From Brazil, Alleges For Financing His Wedding |RN

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by Adegbenga Ayinla

Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Command of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, #NDLEA, has frustrated the bid by a Brazilian-based Nigerian to smuggle into Nigeria 5 Kkilograms of pure Cocaine from Brazil.
Ibeh Augustine Chukwuma had arrived the airport via Ethiopian Airline, with a maximum ECOLAC bag which was found to contain the illicit drug consignment.

Chukwuma, aged 36, has been a resident of Sao Palo, Brazil where he worked in a construction company since 2011.

According to him, he had approached another Nigerian living in Brazil for financial support for his forthcoming traditional marriage in Nigeria and was promised the sum of N500, 000 if he could deliver the drug consignment to an unknown person who will receive him at the airport in Abuja.

Chukwuma, a primary school leaver, who said his two parents are aged admitted that he was fully aware of the content of the bag but offered to carry it because of the pressing financial need.

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“His name is Emmanuel Paul. He deals in food stuff along with operating a restaurant. He is my friend. I asked him for financial assistance for my marriage and he said he cannot give me the money until I carry the cocaine. He actually told me that it is drug but I have no choice”.  (Gistmania)

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Police Find $62m Worth Of Cocaine In Russian Embassy |The Republican News

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Police have seized nearly 400 kilos of cocaine from the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires and arrested several members of a drug trafficking gang, Argentina’s security minister announced Thursday.

Patricia Bullrich told a press conference that the drugs discovered in an annexe of the embassy had a street value of around 50 million euros (about $62 million).

“A gang of narco-criminals was trying to use the diplomatic courier service of the Russian embassy” to ship the drugs to Europe, she said.

She told reporters that Russian and Argentine police had decided to mount a sting operation after the Russian ambassador informed them of the drugs found in December 2016.

“The cocaine was replaced by flour and monitoring devices were placed to monitor delivery” of the 16 bags of the drug, Bullrich said. She said the sting had resulted in the arrest of five suspects — two in Argentina and three in Russia.

The drug, of “very high purity,” was destined for Russia and probably also Germany, where the suspected mastermind lives. “We believe the German police will arrest this fugitive,” Bullrich said.

The minister said Russian security service agents “came to Argentina on three occasions to assist in the investigation”, which took more than a year.

One of the two people arrested in Argentina is a naturalized Russian who was a member of the police force in Buenos Aires, said Bullrich.

Investigators believe the cocaine likely originated in Colombia or Peru.

AFP

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(Video) Man Snorts 4.5g Cocaine, Runs Half Naked Through Street After Murder |RN

A delivery driver has been jailed for life for stabbing a French tourist to death in an unprovoked and random attack.

Nicholas Foy, 39, had snorted 4.5grams of cocaine in a 24-hour drink and drugs session before running up to Laurent Volpe, 49, who was on his way to visit family.

Foy, wearing only a pair of pink shorts, plunged a large kitchen knife into Mr. Folpe’s stomach, passing through his liver. He then turned on witnesses shouting “Do you want some?” following the senseless and motiveless attack in Eltham, south east London last August.

Prosecutor Susanne Alavi said: “Laurent Volpe was on his way to see his family and happened to walk past Foy who indiscriminately selected him as his victim.

“During his trial, Foy blamed his behaviour on the sheer amount of drink and drugs he had consumed. However, he conceded that when he combined these substances, he could not control his violent and aggressive temper.

“Yet he chose to take this dangerous cocktail before stabbing Mr. Volpe to death.

“This was a callous and, in the event, unsuccessful way of seeking to absolve himself of responsibility.

“I would like to thank the many witnesses, including Mr. Volpe’s family, who came forward and gave evidence in court.

“I hope this sentence provides some comfort for them and Mr. Volpe’s friends. Our thoughts are with them.”

Mr Volpe, who was on a two-week holiday with his wife Cecile Chapais and their two children, collapsed at the scene in Eltham, south east London shortly before 7pm on August 11 last year.

Mr Volpe, an accomplished triathlete from the south of France, had spent the day sightseeing with his family.

 

They returned to Eltham, where they were staying through a house swap and Mr. Volpe popped to a nearby Co-op to get food. But on his way back, he bumped into dad of three, Foy.

When police arrived, Foy punched an officer before he was Tasered and arrested. And as he was taken to hospital for treatment to self-inflicted knife wounds to his foot, he headbutted another officer and had to be sedated by medical staff.

Paramedics took Mr. Volpe to Kings College Hospital in a critical condition but died three days later despite having a liver transplant.

Foy admitted manslaughter, claiming a lack of intent, but denied murder. He was convicted of murder at the Old Bailey on Monday, and jailed for life with a minimum of 17 years.

In the days before the attack Foy, who suffers depression, had not taken his medication, and chose to self-medicate with cocaine and alcohol instead, the judge said.

He had drunk five pints of lager, a litre of Jack Daniels whiskey and rum, and taken up to four-and-a-half grams of cocaine before leaving the house at 6.45pm.

Judge Sarah Munro QC said: “You took with you a large kitchen knife, going back and forward across the road to gouge your foot, believing there was a bomb.

“You had spent the previous evening, night and morning of the 11th of August filling yourself with alcohol and cocaine.

“You took all that, knowing the combination could make you angry, paranoid, aggressive and violent.

“You have a longstanding history of drink and drug abuse. You started taking cocaine aged 17, and took the drug daily until 2013.

“You also told the jury you have had a problem with alcohol for two years. Your records suggest it was a lot longer.”

(Metro)

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Two Brothers Charged Over Bringing Suitcases Of Cocaine Worth £50m In A Private Jet

A suitcase containing packages of cocaine that was detained at Farnborough Airport© PA A suitcase containing packages of cocaine that was detained at Farnborough Airport  

Two British brothers are among five men charged with importing cocaine after £50m worth of the drug was found on a private jet.

Martin and Stephen Neil, from Poole in Dorset, are jointly charged with bringing the Class A drug into the UK.

Half a tonne of the substance was found during a raid on a private aircraft at in Hampshire, the National Crime Agency said.

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The Britons, aged 48 and and 53, have been charged along with two Spaniards and an Italian national.

All five were held after the twin-engined jet was searched when it landed at Farnborough Airport after travelling from Bogota in Colombia on Monday.

The drug was hidden in 15 suitcases which were found on board, the Border Force said.

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National Crime Agency operations manager Siobhan Micklethwaite said the seizure was “one of the largest flown into the UK by plane in many years”.

The Neil brothers are due to appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday morning, alongside Italian national Alessandro Iembo, 28, of Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, and Spanish nationals Victor Franco-Lorenzo, 40, and 45-year-old Jose Ramon Miguelez-Botas.  (Sky News)

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Nigerians Top List of Foreigners Held For Drug Smuggling, Say Indian Officials

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Since 2012, the Navi Mumbai police have arrested 14 foreign nationals for smuggling drugs to the city and 13 of them were from Nigeria. One was from Ghana, the Hindustan Times has claimed.

Nigerians have reportedly topped the list of foreigners arrested for drug smuggling in Navi Mumbai over the past five years.

According to the sources from the anti-narcotic cell of Navi Mumbai police, a total of 66 narcotic related cases were registered between 2012 and April this year in the city. Nigerians were involved in 14 of these cases, the police said.

Barely a week ago, the police arrested one Nigerian from Kopar Khairane who had come to sell mephedrone rock and powder. Around 25g of the drug in powder form and 85g in rock form was seized from his possession.

Tushar Doshi, deputy commissioner of police (special branch) said, “When it comes to drug smuggling by foreign nationals, by and large all the criminals are from Africa in general and from Nigeria in particular.

“The number of foreign nationals including those from Africa has also increased in the city over the past two years.”

The police said these Nigerians work in networks which also operate in other cities such as Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.

Apart from their countrymen, several Indians are also working in those networks.

Maya More, police inspector from the anti-narcotic cell said, “These criminals collect their drugs from people in their networks and then smuggle those to different cities.

“The biggest problem faced while trying to get details about their business is the language issue. We cannot interrogate them properly after their arrests, as many of them cannot speak proper English or any Indian language.”

Officials from the city special branch told Hindustan Times that presently, around 950 foreign nationals from nearly 70 counties are staying in Navi Mumbai and around 50 of them are Africans.

Amit Shellar, police sub-inspector from the anti-narcotic cell said, “Most of the Nigerians arrested for drug smuggling had come to India on a business visa.

“Initially, they would export garments from Mumbai to their country. However, when their business would fail, they would trade drugs for easy money.”

According to the crime branch official, such networks are operating in the city through word-of-mouth publicity.

“They initially target students from the affluent families and help in forming a habit of taking the drug. Once they create a good number of customers, they keep selling it to them,” an officer said on condition of anonymity.

Apart from drug smuggling, several Nigerians were also arrested for online cheating, credit card and debit card frauds among others.   (Punchng.com)

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Father Of Five Excretes 73 Wraps Of Cocaine |The Republican News

Kunle Falayi

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An Anambra State indigene and father of five, 49-year-old Tochukwu Nwafor, has been nabbed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for ingesting 73 wraps of cocaine weighing 1.699kg.

According to the agency’s spokesperson, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju, the suspect was on his way to Dubai, when he was nabbed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja during a routine check on the passengers of an Ethiopian Airline flight.

NDLEA commander at the airport, Mr. Hamisu Lawan, said that when the suspect was discovered to have ingested drugs, he was put on observation.

“While under observation, he excreted 73 wraps of cocaine that weighed 1.699kgs” Hamisu stated.

Nwafor said he was offered N1.5m to smuggle the drugs to Dubai.

According to his statement, he lives in Lagos with his wife and five children and got involved in the drug smuggling business because of economic hardship.

“I thought it would be easy to go undetected,” Nwafor said.

Chairman of the NDLEA, Col. Muhammad Abdallah (retd.), called on members of the public to avoid falling into the trap of drug cartels who deceive them into thinking drug smuggling is very easy.

“They offer them money to smuggle drugs but will not tell them they will be caught in the process. Unfortunately, most drug couriers only understand that they are being used when they have been caught,” he said.

The NDLEA said Nwafor would soon be charged to court.  (Punchng.com)

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