The operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) on Saturday, made a big catch as they recovered 35 wraps of cocaine from the underwear of a lady,Okafor Ebere Edith.
Mr Femi Babafemi, the Director, Media and Advocacy of the Agency,who revealed this in Abuja, disclosed I
a statement in Abuja that the suspect tucked the pellets of cocaine in her underwear, apparently to beat security checks at the Airport.
The Director said the suspect was arrested during the outward clearance of passengers on Air Cotevoire enroute Monrovia, Liberia, from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos.
Babafemi said the picked up for search and questioning during which the wraps of the illicit drug were found in her possession.
He said upon interrogation,the the suspect said she took to drug peddling for monetary gain.
The Director also disclosed that the operatives of the agency also another suspect, Echendu Jerry Maduakolam, an intending male passenger going to Istanbul at Gate A departure hall of the MMIA on Tuesday with 78grams of cannabis mixed with dried bitter leaves during outward clearance of Egypt airline to Turkey.
“On the same day, another intending male passenger, Egbon Osarodion going to Milan, Italy was arrested at the airports Gate A departure hall during outward clearance of passengers on Egypt airline with different quantities of 225mg Tramadol and Rohypnol concealed in foil papers wrapped in a polyethylene bag.