NDLEA arrests Italy-bound lady, pregnant woman for drug trafficking
NDLEA operatives have arrested an Italian-born female passenger and a 38-year-old pregnant woman for drug trafficking,
The Agency’s Director of Media & Advocacy Femi Babafemi said that operatives continued their national aggression against drug traffickers last week, seizing hundreds of kg of illegal substance from airports, courier, hideout and hectares of cannabis groves in the far-off forests, in a statement issued on Sunday, September 19.
“Attempts by a female passenger, Isesele Obehi and one Emmanuel Chibuzor Omebere to export illicit drugs to Europe through the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos and Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja was thwarted by narcotic officers who arrested them shortly before they boarded their flights,” the statement read.
While Isesele was nabbed on Saturday 11th September 2021 during outward clearance of Ethiopian Airline flight at Gate B departure hall of the Lagos airport on her way to Milan, Italy with three hundred and twelve (312) sachets of Tramadol, weighing 1.5kg, concealed in crayfish and dried vegetables, Chibuzor was equally caught with 137.45 grams of the same drug concealed in foodstuff at the Abuja airport on Thursday 2nd Sept during outward clearance of Turkish Airline flight to Istanbul, Turkey.
Babafemi stated that the pregnant woman, Kate Ngozi Nwuju was arrested on Tuesday 14th Sept at her residence in Rumueme, Mile 4 area of Port Harcourt, Rivers state with 4.5kilograms of cannabis following intelligence that she sells drugs.
In the same vein, efforts by desperate traffickers to export varying sizes of consignments containing cocaine, heroin, and other illicit drugs through courier firms were also foiled.
Some of these include 475grams of heroin concealed in food items going to Canada; 202grams of cocaine hidden in body cream containers going to Australia; 720grams of Cannabis Sativa tucked in computer hard drives heading to the United Arab Emirates, UAE and another 2.1kg of cannabis hidden in body cream bottles going to Oman, while 60grams of cocaine concealed in degree certificates meant for Australia was also seized, all from three courier firms in Lagos.
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