On why he embarked on the failed drug pushing, 31-year-old Agwu said:
"I use to sell shoes in Togo until I lost goods worth N3 million. This negatively affected my business and made me to travel to Brazil in a desperate search for greener pastures.
"After a fruitless search for job in Brazil for four months, I decided to smuggle drugs to get some money to start my shoe business.
"I thought the drugs will not be detected inside my jacket but I was caught and I am very sad."
NDLEA Lagos commander Ahmadu Garba confirming the incident said:
"Ten wraps of cocaine weighing 110 grammes were found inside the collar of his jacket during screening of passengers on a South Africa Airline flight from Brazil through Johannesburg.
"The drug which was carefully hidden inside his jacket tested positive for cocaine and investigation is ongoing."