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NDLEA nabs nursing mother, girl, 15, welder for drug trafficking

….as London-bound cocaine, heroin, meth seized at Lagos airport


Barely a week after a nursing mother, Mariam Dirisu (35) was arrested and granted bail for attempting to smuggle drugs concealed in cassava flour meal called (akpu) into National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) cell for a suspect in custody, she has been rearrested, this time, for trafficking in 5kg skunk and 8.1grams of Molly.


The suspect, who claims to be a part-time 400-level student of International Studies and Diplomacy at the University of Benin, was rearrested by Operatives of the Agency.


The agencys’ spokesperson, Mr. Femi Babafemi in a statement yesterday said the mother of a 2 monthold- baby was first arrested on October 21, by the Edo State Command of the  Curiously, a controlled delivery operation carried out by operatives of the Delta State Command of the Agency on Saturday October 30, again led to the arrest of Dirisu who had ordered for the drugs from Lagos even while still on bail for an earlier offence.


Meanwhile, desperate efforts by drug cartels to export different quantities of Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine and Cannabis to London, United Kingdom through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos have been scuttled by operatives of the Agency.


Narcotic officers of the Agency had on Thursday October 28 during outward routine clearance of cargo at NAHCO export shed of the airport intercepted 20 parcels of Cocaine weighing 1.2kg concealed in packets of Zee black soap; 23 parcels of Heroin weighing 1.4kg hidden in packets of Zee black soap and 39 parcels of 2.35kg Methamphetamine concealed in Dudu -Osun black soap packets.


Few days earlier, October 21, a similar cargo had been intercepted at the NAHCO shed of the MMIA, where 7.35kgs of Cannabis concealed inside some tablets of Dudu Osun black soap were recovered. No fewer than three suspects have so far been arrested in connection with the seizures.

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