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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested a Brazil-based Nigerian woman with cocaine hidden inside her bra.
L. Ikeji reported on her blog that “A 30-year-old Nnaji Juliet Ijeoma from Enugu State was arrested officials of the anti-drug agency at the Murtala Muhammed
International Airport (MMIA), Lagos on Friday, October 21. The drug were discovered during the inward screening of South African


 A statement the spokesman of NDLEA, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju said that
the suspect had attempted to bring in the drug into the country from
Brazil. Ofoyeju hinted that the suspected white powdery substance tested
positive for cocaine with a gross weight of 535 grams. Mr Ofoyeju vowed that the anti-narcotics agency would continue to make
more arrests to prevent drug couriers from blossoming in Nigeria.

The NDLEA Commander at the Lagos airport,
Ahmadu Garba  said that the incident is being investigated and
immediately the agency was through with its investigation Ms. Ijeoma
would be charged to court for prosecution.
The suspect, who holds a National Diploma holder in Mass
Communication and confessed that she took part in the illicit business
because she needed money for her business. 
work as a hair stylist in Brazil where l reside for the past two years. I
studied mass communication, but because of lack of job, I work as a
hair stylist in Brazil. I was approached to smuggle cocaine to Nigeria
and I accepted because of the money involved. I needed money for my personal problem. The drug was prepared inside
brassiere and given to me to put on. I did not know how it was
packaged. My role was to smuggle the drug to Nigeria and collect the sum
of N1 million.”
In his reaction, the Chief Executive of NDLEA, Col. Muhammad Mustapha
Abdallah (retd) vowed that the agency was determined to counter the criminal plans of
drug cartels in the country.
is obvious that drug traffickers are getting desperate, but we
are prepared to counter their operations through superior intelligence.
The discovery of the drug was a big surprise to the suspect because
she felt her mode of concealment was full proof. l want drug traffickers
to note that no matter how smart they conceal their drugs, we shall
detect them.”

The NDLEA boss added that efforts are on-going to unmask other
suspected members of the syndicate who are working with International
Drug Trafficking Organisations in Brazil.”

credit: Linda Ikeji

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