The female drug trafficker was apprehended at the central screening section of the departure hall during the screening of passengers on an Egypt Airline flight to Jidda.
The female drug trafficker was apprehended at the central screening section of the departure hall during the screening of passengers on an Egypt Airline flight to Jidda, Saudi Arabia en-route Cairo.
The mother of three, Saidat Hassan was placed under observation till she excreted 65 more wraps of the drug after she suddenly fell sick and was vomiting white substance at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
“She was immediately apprehended by NDLEA officers, who later discovered that she had ingested 80 wraps of cocaine weighing 904 grammes,” says the spokesperson for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, Mr. Mitchell Ofoyeju.
In statement by Saidat Hassan she said:
“I buy my goods from Ghana. I was introduced into the drug business by a friend and business partner. The drug was brought from Abidjan, Ivory Coast and we were supposed to share the proceeds equally.
“Until my arrest, I never knew that the cocaine I ingested could have led to my death in Saudi Arabia. I thank God for keeping me alive.”
Confirming her arrest by the Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Col. Mohammad Abdallah (retd.) he said:
“A mother of three children swallowing cocaine is the height of parental ineptitude. I am glad that she did not die from drug ingestion and she is alive to face trial. This arrest has also saved her because drug trafficking in Saudi Arabia, her final destination, is punishable by death.
“I expect the general public to draw lessons from this case that drug trafficking leads to immeasurable pain, ignominy and untimely death.”