A Kenyan lady has been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for trying to smuggle 6.5 kilograms of Cocaine into Nigeria through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja.
The 33-year old Angela Wairimu was nabbed on arrival from South Africa aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight to Abuja, Daily Trust reports
A statement by the NDLEA spokesman, Jonah Achema confirmed that some of the illicit substance was concealed in the false bottom of a travelling bag which also contained two wrapped parcels of the same illicit drug, and which the single mother of two carried as hand luggage.
“Wairimu who shuttles between Kenya and South Africa claimed to be a modelling expert and a trader in clothes and cosmetics.
According to her, a friend in South Africa approached her to assist an unknown person to deliver the briefcase containing wears in Nigeria which was brought to her at the airport through an errand boy.
She was to deliver the consignment to the husband of the sender who was to meet her at the NAIA, Abuja.
“She claimed to be on her second trip to Nigeria to procure home-made body beauty products and local fabrics for her enterprise called La Model in South Africa and Kenya. She denied being under any financial inducement but confessed that her daughter was suffering from acute leukemia which put her under financial pressure,” Achema said.
Achema quoting Hamisu Lawan, NDLEA Commander in NAIA, said that the seizure was the biggest cocaine shipment in recent times made by the command.
Meanwhile, Naija News recalls that the Nigeria Police, last week, intercepted 303 cartons of Tramadol during a raid at No 157 Miller Road Bompai, in the Nasarawa local government area of Kano State