A politician from Edo state of Nigerian has been arrested for attempted drug trafficking and is currently facing interrogation with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
Fifty-two year old Eme Zuru Ayortor was arrested at Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos by anti drug officials after the politician was discovered with some abnormality in his stomach and he was promptly sent to pass through the Airport scanner.
About two kilograms (nearly 4.5 pounds) of cocaine was discovered in his body as he attempted to travel out of the country.
Eme Zuru Ayortor on interrogation claimed he delved into drug trade to salvage his financial problems having lost huge amount of money in the last election in 2007.
According to NDLA, the former pharmacist-turned-politician was trying to board a flight to Germany when a scanning machine detected a bulging abnormality in his stomach and he was arrested.
The Agency claimed they found 100 pieces of individually wrapped packages of cocaine which were stored inside his body.
Ayortor claimed his failed 2007 run for the Edo state House of Assembly ruined him financially and with another political ambition nursed for next year, smuggling drugs was the only way he could fund his election bid. Source said he is to be charged soon.