The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a Chadian lady, Vivien Tarmadji, with 234.35 grammes of heroin concealed in her private part at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
A statement from the Director, Media & Advocacy NDLEA Headquarters in Abuja, Mr Femi Babafemi, said the lady was arrested while trying to board an Ethiopian flight 911 enroute Addis Ababa to Italy with the substance concealed in her private part.
Babafemi noted that the trafficker “who runs a salon business in Italy since 2016 upon her relocation to the country via Libya was arrested by vigilant narcotics agents during an outward clearance of the airline at the boarding gate after being scanned.
“Under interrogation, she claimed she was contacted by a man who called her from Italy to collect the drug from one man.
“The said man delivered the illicit substance to her in a hotel she lodged in Lagos early in the morning before she took her flight to Abuja same day for onward journey to Italy.
“She further claimed that the man brought 50 wraps of of the substance for her to swallow but she couldn’t.
“She decided to insert 18 wraps into her private part and returned the remaining to the man that brought them to her in the hotel.
“She said she came into Nigeria to raise money to pay for her house and shop rents which had expired in Italy, as life has been so difficult since the coming in of COVID-19 pandemic.
“She said the owner of the drug was to pay her 10,000 euros on successful delivery of the drug to Italy”.
KanyiDaily had also reported how the NDLEA arrested a notorious suspected drug trafficker, Hassan Bishi Taiwo, with three parcels of cocaine concealed in his suitcase at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos State.