Ekwealor was arrested on Tuesday when he was undergoing security checks at terminal two of the airport just before he was scheduled to board an Indigo airlines flight to Bengaluru.
In a statement on Twitter, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) said 200 grams of methaqualone, a sedative, were recovered from the suspect after he was apprehended on the basis of “behaviour detection”
CISF said the Nigerian man was handed over to the Narcotics Control Bureau authorities along with the seized narcotics that is estimated to be worth Rs 40,000.
“Vigilant #CISF personnel apprehended a passenger namely Mr. Nonso Ekwealor Base (Nigerian) carrying 200gms Narcotic Substance (Methaqualone) concealed inside his clothing @ IGI Airport, New Delhi. Passenger was handed over to NCB officials,” CISF said in a statement on Wednesday.
KanyiDaily had also reported how a 47-year-old suspected drug trafficker, Chigbogu Ernest Obiora, excreted 97 wraps of cocaine at Lagos Airport.