The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a Saudi-bound widow with cocaine concealed in her sandals at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos.
This was contained in a statement by the spokesman of the agency, Femi Babafemi, on Sunday.
Babafemi said the 56-year-old widow and mother of four, Mrs Kehinde Ajisegiri, was arrested following her attempt to traffic 400g of cocaine concealed in her shoe to Makkah.
He said the suspect, who claimed to be a businesswoman trading in adult and children’s clothes on Lagos Island, was intercepted on Sunday, November 13.
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He said, “Upon a critical examination of the pair of sandals she was wearing, two parcels of cocaine weighing 400g were recovered from them.”
In the same vein, attempts by a tricycle parts seller, Tayo Ayoade, to send 1kg of tramadol and rohypnol to Istanbul, Turkey, via Cairo on an Egypt Airline flight was frustrated.
Babafemi said the suspect was arrested on Sunday, November 13, by the operatives of the NDLEA.
He said, “He was at the airport to hand over the drugs hidden inside a bag of food items to an intending passenger, Idowu Ayoade, but was arrested.”