Widow Arrested For Hiding Cocaine In Footwear
Information reaching Ibom Focus says that Widow Arrested For Hiding Cocaine In Footwear
Nigeria’s National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says its operatives have arrested a 56-year-old widow, Mrs. Ajisegiri Kehinde Sidika at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos over her attempt to traffic 400g of cocaine concealed in her footwear to Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
According to a statement issued by NDLEA’s Director, Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi on Sunday, the suspect is a businesswoman dealing in adult and children’s wear on the Lagos Island.
Babafemi stated that she was intercepted on Sunday, November 13, 2022, while trying to board a Qatar Airways flight going to Saudi Arabia via Doha.
“Upon a critical examination of the pair of sandals she was wearing, two parcels of cocaine weighing 400grams were recovered from them,” he said.
He also stated that NDLEA operatives in another operation arrested a tricycle parts seller, Ayoade Kehinde Tayo, who attempted to send 1kg of Tramadol 225mg and Rohypnol to Istanbul, Turkey via Cairo on an Egypt Airline flight on November 13, 2022.
According to the statement, the suspect 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 before he succeeded in doing that.
“An intending passenger to Oman via Asky airline, Agbamuche Bright Nkeonye and a lady, Adeoye Oluwakemi Fatimo who accompanied him to present a bag containing varieties of foodstuffs and body lotion which were used to conceal 1.10kg Cannabis and some Rohypnol capsules were also arrested at the departure hall of the Lagos airport on Thursday 18th November,” the statement said.