A 31-year-old Nigerian single mother was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos after her plans to smuggle 430 grams of heroin hidden in her private area failed.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested the woman at the airport and disclosed the news through the Head of Public Affairs, Mitchell Ofoyeju, via a statement, as reported by Vanguard.
“During the inward screening of Emirates passengers, one Aladi Onyinye Juliet, tested positive for narcotic ingestion.
While under observation, the drug was subsequently expelled, field-tested and weighed,” revealed the statement.
According to the report, the Abia-state indigene had established links with some Pakistani drug traffickers who had sponsored the trip. Juliet stated the following in her statement:
“I am a single mother and I need money to take care of myself and child.
I used to sell clothes but the profit is inadequate to sustain my family.
I would have earned half a million naira to pay for my rent and my child’s school fees if I had succeeded in bringing the drug.
They paid for my return ticket and hotel accommodation. While in my hotel room, a Pakistani woman came to give me the drug.
She also instructed me to conceal it in my private part to avoid arrest. Unfortunately, the NDLEA officers detected it.”
Below is a Photo of the drugs found on Aladi Onyinye Juliet: