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Woman arrested while attempting to smuggle drugs hidden in wraps of fufu into NDLEA cell for suspect in custody

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have intercepted over 2,060 kilograms of assorted drugs together with heroin, methamphetamine, hashish, tramadol and rohypnol in operations on the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos in addition to Ondo, Edo, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau and a few courier firms.

Mr. Femi Babafemi who’s the Director, Media & Advocacy of the company, mentioned in a press release on Sunday, October 24, {that a} nursing mom was arrested while attempting to smuggle skunk hidden in wraps of akpu into NDLEA cell for a suspect in custody.

The Statement learn ;

“In a most audacious move, a nursing mother, 35-year-old Mariam Drissu was arrested at the Edo state Command headquarters of the Agency on Thursday 21st October while trying to smuggle drugs into the cell for a suspect in custody. Officers on duty had while searching the food brought by Mariam for her relation in custody discovered two cups of “Loud” hashish weighing 13grams buried contained in the meals (akpu) meant for the suspect in custody.”

Two consignments of heroin weighing 4.40kg and 550grams had been intercepted on October 6 and 15 respectively on the cargo shed of the MMIA, Ikeja.

The first was seized on the SAHCO import shed of the airport when it was found inside luggage of granulated sugar and flour from Johannesburg, South Africa by way of Addis Ababa to Lagos on an Ethiopian Airlines flight.

Two suspects; Chukwuemeka Ugochukwu, a freight agent that cleared the consignment and one Kabiru Aminu, a inventory keeper that was to gather the cargo for onward distribution to recipients had been arrested for additional investigation. In a comply with up operation on ninth October, one Adeoya Segun Joy who was to gather the baggage from Kabiru Aminu was arrested at Ajao property while Enahoro Emmanuel Annointing who was additionally assigned to gather the consignment was nabbed in Abuleegba space of Lagos. Both had been appearing on directions from their companions in South Africa.

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