Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a 31-year old mother of one, Onyinye Aladi with 430 grammes of heroin in her private part.
The arrest was made during an inward screening of passengers aboard an Emirate flight from Pakistan.
The NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport, Hamza Umar, said Ms Aladi tested positive for narcotic ingestion during the inward screening of Emirate passengers.
He said: “While under observation, the drug was subsequently expelled, field-tested and weighed.”
Ms Aladi, a native of Abia State, according to preliminary investigations by NDLEA, was said to have established link with some Pakistani drug traffickers who sponsored her trip in collaboration with some local accomplices.
Ms. Aladi explained that she engaged in drug trafficking to settle her bills.
Her words: “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.”