by Adeola Balogun
A woman in Lagos and on her way to Liberia has been arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for being in possession of illicit drugs.
Nsofor Ngozi Anderlin was apprehended after one of her bags was searched and a stash of heroin was found concealed beneath it.
The suspect was caught with 195 grammes of the drug at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport before she could board an Arik flight to Monrovia.
Nigerian Eye reports:
The seizure was made on the last day of the year at the in Lagos during search of luggage to Monrovia, Liberia on an Arik flight.
“Officials have arrested the consignor, a 34-year old housewife, for attempting to export the drug to her husband in Liberia,” said Mitchell Ofoyeju, NDLEA Head of Public Affairs.
Ofoyeju’s statement quoted the suspect, a mother of five, as saying that the bag was sent to her by her husband.
“My husband called me from Liberia where he lives that somebody will give me a bag. He told me to buy female artificial hair in the bag and send it to him. I bought the hair attachment as instructed by my husband.
This is not my first time of sending goods to my husband. Unfortunately, officers at the Airport found heroin inside the bag during search,” Ngozi was quoted as saying.
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