I was promised N500, 000 – Female traveller nabbed with 193 wraps of cocaine at airport


The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has arrested one Igbainoba Rose with 193 wraps of cocaine inside packs of sweets at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos state.
A suspected member of the drug cartel identified as Chimezie Ofor was also arrested.

Rose, 24, who was returning to Nigeria from Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Sunday, was arrested with a whitish substance which tested positive to cocaine and weighed 3.230kgs.

The Anti-narcotics officials discovered the drugs in her luggage.


During interrogation, Rose said she worked as a clerical officer after her secondary school and hardship pushed her into the act.

“I work as a clerical officer after I completed my primary school because there was no money to further my studies.

“I have suffered hardship in life but a man offered to assist me to establish my personal business.

“He promised to pay me N500, 000. This was how I got involved in this problem,” Rose confessed.

The NDLEA Commander at the MMIA, Mr. Ahmadu Garba, said Igbainoba, who hails from Edo State, was found in possession of the drug while a suspected member of the drug cartel in Lagos was successfully traced and apprehended.

Garba said, “Igbainoba Uche Rose, who concealed 3.230kgs inside sweets, was apprehended at the arrival hall during inward screening of passengers.

“A suspected member of the cartel, Ofor Kamsochukwu Chimezie, was arrested on a follow-up operation. The suspects are being investigated,” the Commander added.

The Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Muhammad Abdallah, confirming the arrests, saying “Drug criminals should shun their unlawful act because the agency has perfected strategies to detect narcotics notwithstanding how cleverly they were concealed.

“Recent drug seizures clearly reflect the reformation of the NDLEA as an intelligence-led organisation.

“We are determined to trace major traffickers behind the scene and prosecute the barons,” the Chairman added, warning drug traffickers to desist from their criminal acts.
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