A drug trafficker, Goodluck Igbineweka Odeh has been intercepted at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, NAIA, with 2 kilogramme of heroin, with a street value of N564million, concealed in the lining of false bottom of his suitcase.
The 40-year-old suspect from Ikpoba Okha Local Government area of Edo state was arrested at the departure lounge of the Abuja airport during an outward clearance of Ethiopian aircraft 911enroute Abuja-Addis Ababa-Italy.
Under interrogation, Odeh claimed he has been living in Italy since 2015 when he got into the country through Libya.
He said he works as a labourer in a farm in Italy with a pay of about 50 Euro a day, and he also works as a “flyer distributor” when farming season is over and gets as much as 50 Euro a day.
Mr. Odeh claimed he came to Nigeria over two weeks ago to see his family and also used same opportunity to buy foodstuffs to sell on his return to Italy.
He claimed he did not know how the drug found its way into the bag as he bought the suitcase from a second hand material open market in Lagos not knowing that it contained the drug.
When further asked of the market address, he added, “I don’t know the address.”.
According to the Commander, Abuja airport Command of the NDLEA, Kabir Tsakuwa, charges has already been filed against the suspect while further investigations continue to explore other leads on the case.