A single lady have been arrested at the airport for attempting to smuggle 995 grammes of cocaine to India
It was another day of success for the officials of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos when they arrested a single lady for trying to export cocaine to India.
The female drug trafficker Rukayat Monilola Yakub was nabbed with a when trying to board an Ethiopian Airlines flight to Mumbai through Addis Ababa, Punch reports.
Rukayat was found with 995 grammes of a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine.
Confirming the arrest, the agency Lagos airport commander Ahmadu Garba said the suspect hid the drugs inside her luggage.
“The drug was neatly concealed behind the luggage handle. It took both diligence and experience on the part of the officers to detect the drug. The suspect is cooperating with the team of narcotic investigators and investigation is in progress.”
It was also gathered that the suspect after the arrest confessed she was into clothing business and was travelling to India by invitation of boyfriend who promised to help in her quest for a better life, but of course! With a price to pay.
She said, “After my Junior Secondary School, I could not further my education, so I began to sell females clothes to sustain myself because I am not married. I was able to save some money with which I was able to start going to India to buy goods like female shoes, hand bags and clothes.
“I do not have enough money to pay for my rent and my landlord has been on my neck to pay or be evicted. I have tried my best to get money but there was no help. In the process of seeking for help, my boyfriend in Mumbai promised to assist me on the condition that I must bring a bag to him in India.