Liberia bound passenger, Okafor Edith, conceals 35 wraps of cocaine in her underwear


By Favour Goodness

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on July 31, recovered 35 wraps of cocaine from the underwear of a lady, Okafor Ebere Edith.

The hard drug was discovered during the outward clearance of passengers on Air Cotevoire, to Monrovia, Liberia from the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos.


This is contained in a statement signed by Femi Babafemi, NDLEA Director, Media & Advocacy on August 1.

According to the statement, the suspect who tucked the pellets of cocaine in her underwear to beat security checks at the Airport was picked up for search and questioning.

The wraps of the illicit drug were found on her.

During the preliminary interview, she claimed her desire to make money pushed her into drug trafficking.

Another suspect, Echendu Jerry Maduakolam, an intending male passenger going to Istanbul was arrested at Gate A departure hall of the MMIA on July 27 during outward clearance of Egypt airline to Turkey with 78grams of cannabis mixed with dried bitter leaves.

On the same day, another intending male passenger, Egbon Osarodion going to Milan, Italy was arrested at the airport’s Gate A departure hall during outward clearance of passengers on Egypt airline with different quantities of 225mg Tramadol and Rohypnol concealed in foil papers wrapped in a polyethylene bag.

Meanwhile, acting on credible intelligence, NDLEA operatives from Kontagora Area command of the agency in the early hours of July 29 raided a warehouse at Mailefe village in Kontagora Local Government Area of Niger state, where drug supplies for bandits operating in parts of the state were stored.

After a thorough search of the warehouse, 125 bags of Cannabis Sativa were recovered while a man seen praying in front of the house fled into the forest when he sighted the narcotic officers from afar.

Chairman/ Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (Retd) commended the commanders, officers, and men of the MMIA and Niger state commands of the Agency to track down traffickers of illicit drugs in their areas of responsibility.

He charged them and their counterparts in other commands to remain focused and resolute in pursuit of the goal to rid Nigeria of illicit substances and drug-related criminalities.


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