The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, has arrested a lady with cocaine hidden in her brassiere.
The agency’s spokesperson, Mr Mitchell Ofoyeju disclosed this in a statement Saturday.
”A South African lady’s attempt to smuggle 1.210kg of white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine to South Africa had been foiled by anti-narcotics officers.
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”The 34year-old Lekganyane Lerato who is an apprentice chef had two parcels of cocaine carefully concealed inside her brassiere on her way to Johannesburg when she was arrested.
”The drug was detected by a female operative agency at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, during
“The suspect was intercepted during routine screening of passengers on South African airline.
”The drug was neatly concealed, but certainly not good enough to escape our notice.
”She is currently under investigation, but will be charged to court very soon,” it said.
The statement also quoted the Chairman of the agency, Mr Muhammad Abdallah, expressing optimism that the chances of being caught with drugs were getting higher in the country.
“Daily arrest of drug traffickers has validated our superiority.
”Drug trafficking organisations may try their best, but they will end up in prison custody,” said Abdallah.
He called on drug cartels to quit the criminal act or be prepared for arrest and prosecution.