Nigeria: Surinamese man captured for drug trafficking imprisoned 13 years
By Ahmad Hadizat Omayoza, Mamos Nigeria
Dadda Albert, a 34-year-old South American man from Suriname, was found guilty and sentenced to 13 years in prison by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
The counter opiates organization likewise got the conviction of 1,445 drug traffickers in six months or less.
Femi Babafemi, the agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, made the announcement in a statement on Wednesday.
Albert was captured by the NDLEA agents at the Port Harcourt Worldwide Air terminal, Waterways State, with 117 bundles of cocaine disguised in an extra-huge plastic condoms production line, stuffed inside containers of 100ml body shower.
Following his capture, he was summoned before Equity E.A. Obile of the Government High Court 2, Port Harcourt, on June 1, 2023.
He was summoned on two counts of importation and unlawful ownership of 9.9kgs cocaine in control number FHC/PH/181C/23.
The Surinamese confessed to the charge and in the wake of auditing current realities of the case on Thursday, July 20, he was sentenced and condemned to 13 years detainment on the two counts without a choice of fine.
In addition, Justice Obile ordered that the Federal Government receive R$10 and $90 that the convict had obtained from them at the time of his arrest.
The court similarly declined the application by Albert’s Direction for him to be ousted to his country.
Babafemi noticed that the fruitful arraignment and conviction of Albert is one of the 1,445 medication cases closed at the Government High Court the nation over among January and June 2023 by the Directorate of Indictment and Legitimate Administrations of the NDLEA.
He added that 11,166 additional drug suspects are currently being tried in court.
He expressed, “Out of the 1,445 convicts, 221 of them are females while 1,541 are guys. Of the 11,166 forthcoming cases, 10,626 are men, while the excess 540 are ladies.
According to Babafemi’s statement, “The 1,445 convicts and 11,166 suspects who are still facing trial were arrested and charged to court over the seizure of 555,953.70 kilograms of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, cannabis, tramadol, and others linked to them between January and June 2023.”