NDLEA arrests mother of three, recovers 12 wraps cocaine inserted in her private parts
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have arrested a Nigerian women based in Brazil on Friday, July 30, recovered 12 wraps cocaine inserted in her private parts while 88 pellets stuffed in socks where discovered hidden in her handbag.
During interrogation, Mrs. Ogbonna who is a mother of three children, a resident in Brazil, claimed she lost her husband three years ago.
She confessed she decided to traffick the illicit drug to raise money for the burial of her father scheduled for 22 July in Imo state.
She said one Emeka alias KC also based in Brazil gave her the drug to deliver in Nigeria for a fee of $3,000. She said she pushed the wraps of cocaine into her private part after her attempts to swallow the pellets failed.
The suspect who owns a shop where she sells African foodstuffs in Brazil further claimed she had to drop her three young children with a Kenyan lady who is her neighbour in Brazil before she embarked on the quick-money-journey. In a related development, narcotic officers attached to a courier company in Lagos have intercepted 500grams of ketamine concealed in the walls of a
wooden box filled with bitter kola that originated from
Douala, Cameroon and heading to the United States of America, while another 500grams of methamphetamine hidden in automobile parts
going to Australia were also seized at the firm.
Meanwhile, over 410 kilograms of assorted illicit drugs have been intercepted and seized by NDLEA operatives in Plateau and Kwara states. A commercial bus with registration number EKY 184 CQ Lagos was intercepted in Plateau with Diazepam weighing 39kg; Exol-5 tablets weighing 35kg and 1.7kg of Flumtrazepam tablets discovered in the vehicle.
Another suspect, Echendu Jerry Maduakolam, an intending male passenger going to Istanbul was arrested at Gate A departure hall of the MMIA on Tuesday 27th July during outward clearance of Egypt airline to Turkey with 78grams of cannabis mixed with dried bitter leaves.