Benson was nabbed just before he boarded an Ethiopian Airways flight from Nigeria to China last week.
Speaking on what led him into drug dealing, the suspect who had been deported from China due to immigration issues in 2008 narrated:
"The cannabis was carefully prepared inside packs of noodles to avoid detection.
"It is instructive that people be aware of this trick because what they consider as an assistance may just send them to prison or early graves. This is because drug trafficking is punishable by death in China."