Nigeria arrests woman feigning pregnancy with wraps of cocaine

The Nigerian government has arrested a woman at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, who faked pregnancy with wraps of substances suspected to be cocaine.


Spokesperson for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Mitchell Ofoyeju disclosed this in a statement made available to Xinhua in Lagos, the country’s economic hub on Sunday.

Murtala Muhammed AirportHe alleged that the 41-year-old mother of three, Dorothy Onyekas, faked her pregnancy with 86 pellets of white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine.

The drug was intercepted during the inward screening of passengers on an Emirates flight from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, he added, noting that the substance has a total weight of 1.720 kilograms.

The wraps of cocaine would have been easily mistaken for pregnancy, the statement quoted NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport, Ahmadu Garba as saying.

Security personel discovered that the suspect kept 86 wraps of cocaine inside a waist bag which was tied to her stomach.

In the past few days, the NDLEA has recorded numerous arrests and drug seizures at the Lagos airport.

Some of the suspects recently apprehended concealed drugs in their socks and luggage while others ingested wraps of cocaine in disregard of the danger to their health. Enditem


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