A jewelry importer, Okonkwo Godwin, found with cocaine in his boxer shorts at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos, has said he trafficked the illicit drug to be able to feed his family.

He made the confession when he was nabbed by officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport, Ahmadu Garba said that the suspect “Okonkwo Godwin was caught with one wrap of cocaine in his boxer shorts and another inside his bag all weighing 750 grammes.”

“He was arrested during the inward screening of passengers on a South African Airline flight from Brazil.” Ahmadu stated.

Meanwhile, the 57 year old suspect, Okonkwo told narcotic investigators that he smuggled drugs because of his numerous financial problems.

“I am married with two children but I am in a terrible financial crisis. I used to import jewellery for sale at Trade Fair complex in Lagos and Onitsha main market. Things have changed so drastically that l even find it difficult to feed my family.

“This was what led me into drug trafficking. l was given two wraps of cocaine; one was hidden in my boxer shorts while the other was in my luggage. The agreement was for me to sell the drug and share the proceeds with my partner in Brazil,” Okonkwo stated.

The suspect will soon be charged to court.

source: dailypost.ng