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My Friend Gave Me Money To Buy Cocaine –Suspect

Posted: Jun 11, 2015 at 1:27 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Abel Orukpe  –  Lagos


A Lebanese, Yves Awad arrested by National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for allegedly hiding 260 grammes of cocaine in his boxer shorts has confessed that his friend gave him money to buy the drug.

The NDLEA Commander at the Lagos Airport, Mr Hamza Umar, who said the case was being investigated, said the suspect confessed anti-drug agency study to the crime.

“A 23 year old Lebanese has been apprehended with 260  grammes of cocaine. The drug was hidden inside his boxer shorts. I am happy that FAAN assisted us in making this arrest. When the drug was field tested, it proved positive for cocaine.

The suspect holds a dual citizenship of Nigeria and Lebanon. He was found to have traveled to Nigeria from Lebanon six times since January 2015. The case is under investigation” he stated.

According to the NDLEA, the suspect in his statement said that a friend asked him to buy the drug for him.