Saudi-bound female pilgrim arrested for swallowing 32 wraps of cocaine (Photo)


A 54- year- old single mother of four children was arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos .

She was going on pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia with substances that tested positive for cocaine.

The suspect who hails from Kwara State was apprehended during the outward screening of passengers on a Qatar Airline flight to Saudi Arabia..

It was revealed that she ingested 32 wraps of substances that tested positive for cocaine weighing 330 grammes.

The suspect who hawks tea and bread to earn a living in Lagos  explained that poverty led her into drug trafficking. According to her
, “I have never travelled outside the country before now. I am a single mother of four children. I sell tea and bread to earn a living.
“At present, I have no money to continue with my tea business due to family problems. A man met me and promised to help me by sponsoring my trip to Saudi Arabia. As a Muslim, I was happy but he later asked me to swallow the drugs. I agreed because he promised to pay me N300,000. I have too many problems and nobody to help me.”
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