Man from South America tracing Nigerian missing Dad arrested with 9.9KG Cocaine stuck in condoms

By Joseph Ologeh

A man who claimed he was in Nigeria to trace his father who left him many years ago has been found to conceal 9.9Kg of Cocain hidden in condoms

The effective National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, promptly arrested the 34-year-old South American in the city of Port Harcourt.

He came from Suriname, a country noted for her historic link with slavery

Many Nigerians were taken into the South American country in the 16th century for slavery

The man had 117 parcels of cocaine concealed in extra-large latex condoms factory packed inside bottles of 100ml body spray.

He gave his name as Dadda Lorenzo Harvy Albert.

Following his arrest at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Rivers State, on Friday, he said he was in Nigeria to trace his father given his name as Omini

The NDLEA’s Chief Image maker, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday made available to Irohinoodua said the suspect claimed he lef Suriname, a country in the North Eastern coast of South America on 2nd April for Sao Paulo, Brazil.

It was from Brazil that he proceeded to Sao Paulo and later to Nigeria on Friday.

He came in through Qatar Airways flight.

He said he was in search of his long-lost Nigerian father whom he called “Omini.” The NDLEA are investigating his local links.

An official of NDLEA who does not wish to be names said he found it difficult to believe the story of the young man

“How can you be looking for your father and in your journey you are loaded with drugs. He should have some contacts in Nigeria before coming to this country,” he said

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