Baba was charged by the National Drug Law enforcement Agency on four count in suit number FHC/L/112c/2022.
This was revealed in a statement issued by the Director of Media and Advocacy of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, on Sunday.
Augustine was a passenger of Ethiopian Airline that arrived Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, from Sao Paulo, Brazil, via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
A native of Nike in Enugu North Local Government Area of Enugu state, Gabriel was arrested on Friday 26th November during an outward clearance of Turkish Airline at the boarding screening area of the airport enroute Abuja-Istanbul-Madrid.
Following intelligence-based raids and follow up operations on their locations on May 2, 2021, over 192kg of cocaine and other psychoactive substances were recovered from the suspects, while the octogenarian, her granddaughter and two other ladies: Tessy Matthew and Blessing Adesida, were arrested.
A notorious trafficker, Sikiru Owolabi, who is behind at least two of the parcels has been traced and arrested after days of thorough and systematic surveillance by NDLEA operatives.
Ofoyeju said that NDLEA officials detected the drug at the Cargo Section of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos State
A total of 41 parcels of the methamphetamine were found hidden inside grinded melon packed with cosmetics and provisions
A total of 36 parcels of methamphetamine, hidden inside the filters, were meant for export to Mozambique on a South African airline flight
Similarly, a 36-year-old suspected drug trafficker, Akpata Martin Chukwudi, who was given $800 for ingesting 20 wraps of cocaine, has narrated his ordeal in the hands of his sponsors
While the discovery of these laboratories is a major breakthrough, the jobs of keeping watch over the laboratories and the exhibits however have dire consequences for the staff. Investigation revealed that staff of the anti-narcotic agency stationed to guard these methamphetamine laboratories as well as the exhibit keepers are faced with health challenges due to the deadly nature of methamphetamine