A 32 year old Nigerian based in Spain, Francis Bawaba (pictured) was last weekend arrested by men of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) with 6.5kg high grade Brazilian cocaine.
Francis was arrested at the Murtala Mohammed airport in Lagos as he arrived aboard an Etihad flight. NDLEA officials found 364 wraps of cocaine said to be worth N72million concealed in his luggage. They said he took off from Malpensa Milan and collected the drug on transit while in Abudhabi.
"This is my first time and I was lured with N3.3million. I used to work at a construction company in Madrid but due to the Economic meltdown, it has been difficult securing a job". Bawaba said. He told officials that he agreed to carry the drugs because of a promise of N3.3million made to him by the handlers.