Genius? Another Igbo man smuggled N90m worth of ice cream cocaine!

(m) at 15-05-2012 12:45PM (7 years ago)

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Martin Ikechukwu's N90m ice cream cocaine impounded


Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), operating at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos nabbed a drug suspect who packaged cocaine in creamy form. The 9.500kg cocaine, which looks like ice cream was being smuggled into the country in four coolers by an unrepentant suspected drug trafficker and the developments marks its first seizure of creamy cocaine.

Strangely, the suspect, Martin Ikechukwu, involved in the new wave of cocaine smuggling is currently facing trial over unlawful importation of a kilogramme of cocaine from Brazil in 2010.

The re-arrest of the 50 year old at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos has generated mixed reactions on the adequacy of the legal framework and justice dispensation in drug control.
According to the anti-narcotic agency, Ikechukwu was caught with 9.500kg of creamy substance that tested positive as cocaine on his way from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Operatives of the NDLEA detected the drug, following suspicion on the four giant size water coolers. Further examination revealed the parcels of drugs after it was cut open. Four parcels each of creamy cocaine were found to have been industrially strapped round the body of the four coolers. In all a total of 16 parcels weighing 9.500kg with an estimated street value of over N90 million were recovered.

NDLEA Airport Commander, Hamza Umar who confirmed the arrest explained that the command has been grappling with the problem of re-arrest of suspected drug traffickers, who are released on bail. “The re-arrest of persons undergoing trial for drug related charges is one of our numerous challenges. This suspect was first arrested on 23rd of February 2010, for ingesting one kilogramme of cocaine and there are several cases like this,” Hamza noted.

Commenting on the arrest and drug seizure, Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade said the arrest shows the extent to which drug barons can go in attempt to prevent drugs from being detected. According to the NDLEA boss, “while this arrest reflects the level of desperation by drug barons, it has also raised questions on the issue of bail for drug traffickers. Certainly, the accused is unrepentant and has shown no remorse because, he was first caught with 1kg and went back to smuggle 9.500kg of cocaine, even when the first case is ongoing. We shall pursue this case to a logical conclusion and use it as deterrent to others.”
The Agency is also investigating the circumstances under which the suspect acquired new travel documents, as well as his accomplices. Fresh facts have been uncovered by the investigating team. Meanwhile, efforts are ongoing to bring all culprits to justice.
Martin Ikechukwu hails from Enugu State. He attended Army Children Primary School, Ibadan, Oyo State and Government Technical College, Awka, where he graduated in 1980. He said that he wanted to raise some money to enable him settle down with his family.



sarah555 (f) at 15-05-2012 12:52PM
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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HOPEA23 (f) at 15-05-2012 12:54PM
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When will all this A*#S stop bring humiliation to Nigeria and the innocent citizens ...?
Work for your money.....let him face the consequence of his action..u wants to get rich quick abi..heheh

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HOPEA23 (f) at 15-05-2012 12:54PM
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Quote from: HOPEA23 on 15-05-2012 12:54PM
When will all these A*#S stop bring humiliation to Nigeria and the innocent citizens ...?
Work for your money.....let him face the consequence of his action..u wants to get rich quick abi..heheh

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sarah555 (f) at 15-05-2012 12:58PM
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hmmmmmmm, see as e wan con settle e family with stress now.
moni palava no good oooooooooooo  Lips Sealed
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HOPEA23 (f) at 15-05-2012 01:01PM
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Everybody want to be rich but they don't wanna work for their money

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aso4life1 (m) at 15-05-2012 01:02PM
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Quote from: sarah555 on 15-05-2012 12:58PM
hmmmmmmm, see as e wan con settle e family with stress now.
moni palava no good oooooooooooo  Lips Sealed

assuming he succeeded such person will soon be campaigning for a political position

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chidibex (m) at 15-05-2012 01:16PM
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This second atempt hmmm this man i pity you and your family
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HOPEA23 (f) at 15-05-2012 01:29PM
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Quote from: aso4life1 on 15-05-2012 01:02PM
assuming he succeeded such person will soon be campaigning for a political position
I know right...but I go soon catch u too

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aso4life1 (m) at 15-05-2012 01:52PM
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Quote from: HOPEA23 on 15-05-2012 01:29PM
I know right...but I go soon catch u too

catch me for wetin ooo?

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HOPEA23 (f) at 15-05-2012 01:54PM
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Quote from: aso4life1 on 15-05-2012 01:52PM
catch me for wetin ooo?
For doing drugs lol

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rayOFsunshine (f) at 15-05-2012 01:55PM
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they all have god-fathers
until those godfathers are caught,
we will continue to hear such news
he is a serious disgrace
mtchew
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aso4life1 (m) at 15-05-2012 02:08PM
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Quote from: HOPEA23 on 15-05-2012 01:54PM
For doing drugs lol

wetin be drug?  do you mean phensic and panadol?

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Solidstonez (f) at 31-05-2012 11:09PM
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Seriously this drug news don tire me...........ppl will never learn , this is not the way to make money
rather it will cost you your happiness , bless you with pain and sorrow and eventually cost you your life,
so why not make money in a genuine way and let God bless you with it...............................................
Learn and dont be greedy for money

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