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A 36-year-old suspected transborder drug trafficker, Nkem Timothy, alias Auwalu Audu, has been arrested in Sokoto by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) while trying to cross to Algeria through Niger Republic with 62 wraps of substance suspected to be cocaine.

The illicit drug was neatly concealed inside yoghurt bottles.

Director, Media & Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Mr Femi Babafemi, who made these known in a statement in Abuja on Sunday, said the substance which weighed 1.550kg, has an estimated street value of about N1billion.

The suspect, he said, resides in Algeria.

“He was found with an ECOWAS passport with different name written as Auwalu Audu but he gave his real name as Nkem Timothy”, the Commander stated.

He said his men had commenced further investigation to unravel his sponsor and other members of the transborder drug cartel.

The Nation Newspaper

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