Nigeria

NDLEA nabs Saudi-bound widow with cocaine at Lagos airport

Mrs. Ajisegiri Kehinde Sidika, a widow who is 56 years old and a mother of four children, has been taken into custody by agents of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Mrs. Ajisegiri Kehinde Sidika, a widow who is 56 years old and a mother of four children, has been taken into custody by agents of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

She was apprehended at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, while attempting to smuggle 400 grams of cocaine to Makkah, Saudi Arabia, concealing it in her footwear.

The suspect claimed she was a Lagos Island businesswoman who dealt with clothing for adults and children.

She was about to depart Doha, Qatar, on a Qatar Airways flight bound for Saudi Arabia.

Ayoade Kehinde Tayo, a seller of tricycle parts, attempted to send one kilogram of Tramadol 225mg and Rohypnol to Istanbul, Turkey, via Cairo on an Egypt Airline flight; however, his efforts were unsuccessful.

NDLEA agents apprehended him as he attempted to hand over the drugs concealed in a bag of food items to an intended passenger, Idowu Ayoade, at the airport.

Also, anti-drug officers stationed at the airport’s SAHCO export shed foiled attempts by drug traffickers to smuggle in shipments of ecstasy tablets and cannabis.

On Wednesday, the drugs were concealed in three yam tubers destined for Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Ahmodu Sulaimon, the consignor, was quickly apprehended after the freight agent, Inegbu Ugochi Akunna, who presented the yams for export, was taken into custody.