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Friday, 9 June 2017

Photo: Saudi-bound female pilgrim arrested at Lagos Airport excretes 32 wraps of cocaine

Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Murtala Muhammed international Airport (MMIA) Lagos have intercepted a 54-year old single mother of four children on pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia with substances that tested positive for cocaine.

The suspect, Owolabi Oluwayemisi Modinat who hails from Kwara State was apprehended during the outward screening of passengers on a Qatar airline flight to Saudi Arabia after testing positive to drug ingestion.


Preliminary investigation revealed that she ingested 32 wraps of substances that tested positive for cocaine weighing 330 grammes. The suspect who hawks tea and bread to earn a living in Lagos was found to have collected three hundred thousand  (N300,000) to smuggle drugs to Saudi under the pretext of going for pilgrimage. She was also going to Saudi as a private pilgrim and not as a group.

NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport, Ahmadu Garba said that this was the second arrest of a pilgrim at the airport. One Odeyemi Omolara Morayo a.k.a. Ariyo Monsurat Olabisi was caught with 1.595kg of cocaine on her way to Saudi Arabia in February.

He also added that Modinat was cooperating with investigating officers and that she will be arraigned as soon as investigation was concluded.

The suspect in her statement explained that poverty led her into drug trafficking.

"I have never travelled outside the country before now. I am a single mother of four children. I sell tea and bread to earn a living. At present, I have no money to continue with my tea business due to family problems. A man met me and promised to help me by sponsoring my trip to Saudi Arabia. As a Muslim, I was happy but he later asked me to swallow the drugs. I agreed because he promised to pay me 300,000 naira. I have too many problems and nobody is willing to help me".

The NDLEA Chairman/Chief Executive, Col. Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah (retd.) while commenting on the arrest of Oluwayemisi Modinat said that the Agency is working to prevent those hiding under the cover of pilgrimage in trafficking narcotics.

"There is no hiding place for drug traffickers. We are prepared to stop their ignoble acts and prosecute them to serve as deterrent to others. It is even more disturbing that despite the death penalty for drugs in Saudi Arabia, these criminal elements still recruit mules on a suicide mission".

The NDLEA boss called on members of the public to be vigilant and avoid falling prey to drug barons. The suspect will soon be charged to court soon.

14 comments:

OSINANL said...

THIEF...
THIS IS NOT HER FIRST TIME

Victor Chi Chi said...

Law made for the people not by the people,soon be discharged because of Alaja abi?give her pushinment she deserve no chop back hand money 💵 ooooo

Anonymous said...

They say Igbos are always carrying drugs, is this one Igbo?

Anonymous said...

Don't mind them. Fasting and carry drugs. Hausa people i thought is only igbo are disgracing nigeria. Thunder fire Hausa people or anyone that will talk rubbish about igbo people again

Ayegbusi Ololade said...

Chai.....all dis muslims disguising under hijab are sometin else...dey are all fake....God don catch ham nw..tnk u Jesus

Udo Adiuku said...

Ask them, the will not comment on this one ooooo. Hatred of the highest order. We are more than them, anytime, any day.

Anonymous said...

Shut your dirty mouth joor we all know what is going on around the country if they investigate this woman there will be link with those igbo so shut your mouth up there and let them investigate

Anonymous said...

This their own method of drug trafficking. They disguise that they're going for religious pilgrimage.

Anonymous said...

This their own method of drug trafficking. They disguise that they're going for religious pilgrimage.

Anonymous said...

This one no be Igbo pesin oh

Anonymous said...

Una see say no b only igbo dey hustle dis game ,every body dey game na who succed get good head

Anonymous said...

Is that a man or a woman? either way , that's one ugly mother-fucker.

Anonymous said...

Aboki shup up.

Anonymous said...

Is this one also praying to Allah or Mohammed? LMAO!

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