Saudi-bound widow nabbed for concealing cocaine in sandals 

Saudi-bound widow nabbed for concealing cocaine in sandals 

The Nationwide Drug Regulation Enforcement Company, on Sunday, confirmed the arrest of a 56-year-old widow, Ajisegiri Sidika, for allegedly trying to visitors 400grams of cocaine hid in her footwear to Makkah, Saudi Arabia, by way of the Murtala Muhammed Worldwide Airport in Ikeja, Lagos State.

The spokesperson for the company, Femi Babafemi, in an announcement, mentioned the suspect, who claimed to be a businesswoman buying and selling in grownup and kids’s wears, was intercepted on Sunday, November 13, whereas making an attempt to board a Qatar Airways flight going to Saudi Arabia by way of Doha.

In line with Babafemi, upon a essential examination of the pair of sandals she was carrying, two parcels of cocaine weighing 400grams had been recovered from them.

He added, “In the identical vein, makes an attempt by a tricycle elements vendor, Ayoade Tayo, to ship 1kg of Tramadol 225mg and Rohypnol to Istanbul, Turkey by way of Cairo on an Egypt Airline flight similar day had been additionally pissed off by NDLEA operatives who arrested him.

“He was on the airport at hand over the medicine hidden inside a bag of meals objects to an intending passenger, Idowu Ayoade, however was arrested earlier than he succeeded in doing that.”

The anti-narcotics company’s spokesperson additionally famous that an intending passenger to Oman by way of Asky airline, Agbamuc Nkeonye and a woman, Adeoye Fatimo, who accompanied him to current a bag containing types of foodstuffs and physique lotion which had been used to hide 1.10kg hashish and a few Rohypnol capsules had been additionally arrested on the departure corridor of the Lagos airport on Thursday, November 18.

Babafemi added that anti-narcotics officers hooked up to the SAHCO export shed of the airport equally foiled makes an attempt by traffickers to smuggle consignments of hashish and ecstasy tablets hid in three tubers of yam going to Dubai, UAE on Wednesday, November 17.

He mentioned, “The freight agent who introduced the yams for export, Inegbu Akunna, was promptly arrested whereas the consignor, Ahmodu Sulaimon, was additionally nabbed thereafter.

“On the Brawal container shed of Kirikiri lighter terminal in Lagos, NDLEA operatives equally intercepted cartons of lethal drinks in a container marked APZU3671697 throughout a joint examination with customs.

“Although the invoice of lading indicated that the container originated from Cape city, South Africa, a search of the shippers’ database confirmed it was loaded from Antwerp, Belgium.

“A full inspection of the container on Thursday, November 18, confirmed a complete of 5 cartons of drinks labelled as Euphoria hashish beer and three cartons of hashish power drink had been discovered. Different drinks within the container embody 21 cartons of a drink labelled as monkey shoulder; 20 cartons of lifeless man’s finger; and 139 of champagne fruit, amongst others.”

In a associated improvement, Babafemi mentioned not lower than 5.6 kilograms of methamphetamine, cocaine and tramadol had been found in objects like play stations, bicycles, motor propellers and native materials packaged for export to Australia and Cyprus by way of some courier corporations in Lagos.

He famous that two suspects, Gabriel Emeka and Vintura Grillo, have been arrested in a follow-up operation linked to one of many seizures.

He added, “In Niger State, NDLEA operatives on cease and search operation alongside Mokwa-Jebba street on Saturday, November 12, arrested two suspects, Ismail Musa and Jidda Abbas, with 10,780 bottles of Akuskura, a brand new psychoactive substance hid inside two Toyota Camry saloon automobiles marked AGL 861 GS Lagos and KMK 118 SC Bayelsa. The consignment loaded in Ibadan, Oyo State, was going to Abuja for distribution.”

Whereas operatives intercepted 25,000 capsules of Tramadol in Plateau State and arrested the proprietor, Ifeanyi Nweanwe, a beer parlour operator in a follow-up operation in Bauchi, Babafemi famous that pharmaceutical opioids value greater than N30m had been intercepted in a business bus in Asaba, Delta State on Thursday, November 18.

He added, “In Ondo State, operatives stormed the Ijare forest, in Ifedore LGA on Friday, November 19, the place a complete of 600.5kgs of hashish weed and seeds had been recovered, whereas 142.8kgs of the identical substance had been seized when NDLEA officers raided the Zone 3 motor park within the Wuse space of Abuja.

“In the identical vein, operatives on routine cease and search patrol alongside Owerri-Onitsha street arrested a suspect, Nwankwo Emmanuel, with 25 blocks of Hashish Sativa weighing 12.5kgs in a business bus going to Port Harcourt from Lagos.”

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