At the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) in Abuja, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) detained a Nigerian woman from Brazil who had 100 pellets of cocaine hidden in her private part and purse.
Mr Femi Babafemi, Director, Media and Advocacy, NDLEA, stated this in an Abuja statement to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Mrs Anita Ugochinyere Ogbonna, a mother of three, was detained on Friday night upon arrival in Abuja through Qatar Air from Sao Paulo, Brazil, via Doha, according to Babafemi.
He claimed that after a thorough examination, he discovered 12 wraps of cocaine implanted in her private parts, as well as 88 pellets secreted in her handbag.
During questioning, Mrs Ogbonna, a mother of three children who all live in Brazil, stated she had 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 July 22 in Imo.
“She said one Emeka, alias KC also based in Brazil gave her the drug to deliver in Nigeria for a fee of 3,000 dollars.
“She said she pushed the wraps of cocaine into her private part after her attempts to swallow the pellets failed, ” Babafemi said.
The suspect, who operated a shop in Brazil where she sold African commodities, also said she had to leave her three small children with a Kenyan lady, according to the spokesperson.
In a similar event, Babafemi stated that 500 grams of ketamine were intercepted by narcotic officers linked to a courier firm in Lagos.
He claimed it was hidden behind the walls of a wooden box containing bitter kola from Douala, Cameroon, on its way to the United States.
Another 500 grams of methamphetamine hidden in vehicle parts bound for Australia was also seized at the firm, according to him.
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