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23 Year Old Lebanese Man Arrested at MMIA After Attempting to Smuggle Cocaine in his Boxers

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A 23-year-old Lebanese national, Yve Awad, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for allegedly attempting to traffic cocaine to Lebanon.

The suspect, who was arrested during outbound screening of passengers on Middle East Airline flight at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos (MMIA), was caught with 260 grammes of cocaine.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), a statement by the Head of Media and Public Affairs of the agency, Mitchell Oyojefu, said the information leading to the arrest of the suspect was supplied by FAAN officials.

The NDLEA commander at the Lagos Airport, Hamza Umar, who provided details on the arrest, said the drug was hidden inside Awad’s boxer shorts.

Umar, who disclosed that the suspect hold dual citizenship of Nigeria and Lebanon, said: “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 dual citizenship of Nigeria and Lebanon. He was found to have traveled to Nigeria from Lebanon six times since January. The case is under investigation.”

The suspect, in his confession, said a friend asked him to buy the drug for him.

He said: “I was born in Lagos and I attended Lebanese Community School, Yaba, Lagos. After my secondary education in Nigeria, I got admission to study my A levels at Notre Dame University in Lebanon. My friend in Lebanon gave me money to buy cocaine for him. At the airport, the drug was detected and I was arrested and taken to NDLEA office. The drug was tested and it was found to be cocaine.”

Hamza added that the suspect will soon be charged to court for unlawful possession and exportation of cocaine, adding that if found guilty by the court, he could spend the next 15 years in prison.

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The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the international level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

9 Comments

  1. john

    June 10, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    omg i know this guy well not personally but i have actually seen him around in lagos in the clubs n around some mtv base people… damn

    • S!

      June 10, 2015 at 10:27 pm

      The guy is silly. Others that ingest or shove the cocaine up their asses/ privates, do they have two heads?

  2. My 2 kobo

    June 10, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    He wont be charged this is Nigeria,he will pay NDLEA and get his a** out. They just reported this to tell you they arrest foreigners too. So dont get it twisted .

    • Bruness

      June 11, 2015 at 1:20 am

      My thoughts exactly!!!

  3. Me

    June 10, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    This guy is a very familiar face in Lagos…i just can’t place it but i have met him a couple of times.

  4. keeks

    June 10, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Lmao. Good for him. The hustle is real. For a change its not a Nigerian caught. God help him

  5. Sugar

    June 10, 2015 at 5:31 pm

    Your friend gave your money to buy cocaine for him, is cocaine now epa and guguru that you buy for people.

    • ShineShineShine

      June 10, 2015 at 7:33 pm

      lol @epa and guguru. Don’t mind da idiat. All dem peeps living large in Lag with no visible source of income.

  6. edie

    June 10, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    he makes it sound as if he is doing a dear friend a favor as the said dear friend is in a life or death state 🙂 totally hilarious excuse for pushing drugs lol.. well if u think u can bribe your way out know that change is here!

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