Wednesday, November 18, 2009

NDLEA agents arrest woman with wraps of heroin stuffed in her hair

31 year old Angela Okiri was arrested by NDLEA (National Drug Law Enforcement Agency) at the departure lounge of Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos on Sunday, with 92 wraps of heroin, 14 of which were stuffed in her hair.

She was headed to Italy via an Alitalia flight when she tested positive during passenger screening. According to the Agency's head of Public Affairs, Mr. Mitchell Afoyeju, the 92 wraps of heroin found in her possession weighted 930 grammes, besides the 14 wraps found in her braided hair, she also ingested 52 wraps and hid the remaining in a sanitary pad in her hand bag.

Angela Okiri said she lived in Bergano, Italy for 11 years as a labourer, but later confessed that she was unemployed when she was introduced to illegal drug trafficking by some of her friends and decided to do it due to financial pressures. She said she was to be paid 4,000 Euros for the job.


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