The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested a 56-year-old widow, Mrs. Ajisegiri Kehinde Sidika, with 400grams of cocaine concealed in her footwear at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos State.
Nigerian Widow Arrested With Cocaine At Lagos Airport
The NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Sunday, said the mother of four was arrested over her attempt to traffic cocaine concealed to Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
Babafemi said the widow who claims to be a businesswoman trading in adults and children’s wears on Lagos Island was intercepted on Sunday 13th November 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 400 grams were recovered from them,” he said.
In Saudi Arabia, drug smuggling and other related crimes carry a death penalty sentence.
KanyiDaily had also reported how the NDLEA arrested a couple, Mr. and Mrs. Jesutofunmi Solomon for possessing 273 bags of cannabis Sativa weighing 3.5 kilograms in Ogun State.