A Nigerian drug baron based in Italy, Nwakanma Uche, 36, has reportedly excreted 95 pellets of heroin after being arrested by men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
Uche was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, after it was discovered that he had ingested the pellets.
The Director of Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, said the drug baron, who hailed from Arodizuogu village, in the Ideato Local Government Area of Imo State, was nabbed while trying to board an Air France plane on his way to Paris, France, Milan and Italy, on Sunday, May 15, 2022.
Babafemi said, “Uche was kept under observation and supervision, during which he excreted the 95 pellets of the illicit drug.
“The culprit claimed to see his parents in Nigeria after 12 years in Italy.
“Uche confessed that he would be paid N1.5m after a successful delivery of the drugs in Milan.”