South America-based man in search of long-lost Nigerian father arrested with cocaine


A man who was based in the South-American region has been nabbed with almost 10kg of cocaine in Nigeria.

The spokesperson for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Femi Babafemi, revealed this via his social media pages on Sunday morning.

According to him, the man, whose details were yet to be given, was reportedly in search of his long-lost Nigerian father.


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He said the suspect came with 10kg of cocaine concealed in latex condoms and factory-packed perfume bottles.

“Good morning and happy Easter friends here. Our update today is on a young man who left his base in South America in search of his long-lost Nigerian father and decided to come with almost 10kg of cocaine concealed in jumbo-size latex condoms, factory packed in perfume bottles,” Babafemi wrote on his Facebook page Sunday morning.

The agency however noted that the suspect was nabbed a few hours ago, Sunday morning.

“Give it to men of the @ndlea_nigeria, they busted him at the PHIA a few hours ago,” Babafemi added.

In an update, the NDLEA stated, “A 34-year-old South American man from Suriname, Dadda Albert, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for bringing into Nigeria 117 parcels of cocaine concealed in extra-large latex condoms factory packed inside bottles of 100ml body spray.

“The suspect claimed he departed his country, Suriname, located in the northeastern coast of South America on April 2 for Sao Paulo, Brazil and from Sao Paulo to Nigeria on Friday, April 7, 2023 on board Qatar Airways flight in search of his long-lost Nigerian father whom he called ‘Omini.’

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