A businesswoman heading to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for Umrah (Lesser Hajj) has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for ingesting 80 pellets of cocaine.
The 46-year-old Suspect was arrested on Wednesday 24th November at the boarding screening area of the airport during an outward clearance of Qatar Airways flight and was subsequently taken into custody.
Also, another Suspected trafficker, was arrested with 101 wraps of Heroin weighing 1.3 kilograms at Gate C -Departure hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos on his way to Italy via Istanbul on Turkish Airlines. The drugs were concealed inside cassava flour popularly Called garri.
Meanwhile an abandoned consignment of khat weighting 17.90 kg was discovered at the Nahco shed of the airport.