John Vincent Arinze, 52, is currently being interrogated over a 92kgs of methamphetamine and a 73kgs of ephedrine seized at Apapa Seaport, Lagos, inside two containers of foodstuff meant for export to S. Africa. .
The estimated street value of the drugs is N1.4bn. The drugs were hidden inside packs of melon concealed in foodstuff and cosmetics. Officers successfully traced them to Arinze. A Benz Jeep belonging to him was also impounded at the time of arrest.
Arinze who had lived in S. Africa for over a decade, said:
“I am an evangelist living in Durban. My late wife was into drug trafficking. I made a mistake venturing into her business. It is all my fault.”