Drug Law Enforcement Agency has revealed that it uncovered a plot by
one man named Benson Onyechi Esonwunne to use indomie Pack to smuggle
cannabis through the Akanu Ibiam International Airport (AIIA) in Enugu
State on a plane to China.
According the spokesman for
the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mitchell Ofoyeju, The
alleged culprit, Esonwunne, was attempting to board an Ethiopian
Airways flight from Nigeria to China when he convinced an innocent
passenger to carry the box of packaged chicken flavoured noodles for him
on the plane.
Esonwunne said that he began trafficking
drugs because Nigeria’s economy was so poor, and its exchange rate so
unfavourable, that he needed to turn to the illegal activity to get by.
Mr. Ofoyeju said, “The cannabis was carefully prepared inside packs of noodles to avoid detection.
is instructive that people be aware of this trick because what they
consider as an assistance may just send them to prison or early graves.
This is because drug trafficking is punishable by death in China.”
NDLEA statement also revealed that Esonwunne had been deported from
China two times prior for immigration offenses in 2008 and on May of