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NDLEA Officials Arrest A 37-Year-Old Woman And Two Men For Drug Trafficking (PHOTOS)

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A 37-year-old Nigerian woman identified as Omotayo Anifowoshe, has been arrested by the officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). Also arrested by the agency are two Nigerian men identified as John Ifechukwu and Victor Anadu.

Mrs Anifowoshe was arrested at the local wing of the Lagos airport with 3.0 kilogrammes of ephedrine and 1.9kg of cocaine, while John and Victor were intercepted at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. It was learnt that John and Victor swallowed 65 and 54 wraps of substances to conceal the drug.

The three suspects were arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle drugs in and out of the country.


Commenting on their arrests, the spokesperson for the NDLEA, Jonah Achemah, said; “Ifechukwu flew in from Lagos and was intercepted at the airport in Abuja. He excreted 65 wraps of substances weighing 864 grammes out of which only one wrap tested positive for methamphetamine. He was on his way to Indonesia.

“Anadu was intercepted on his way to Indonesia. He excreted 54 wraps weighing 1,073.4 kilogrammes of suspected substances out of which 700 grammes tested positive for methamphetamine. The remaining 373.4 grammes did not test positive for any known drug.”

It was learnt that Mrs Anifowoshe, who hails from the Epe area of Lagos State, was arrested moments after landing in Lagos and was to connect her flight to South Africa through a short cut linking the local airport to the international airport, after successfully boycotting security screening point.

“She was intercepted with two big bags containing 3kgs of Ephedrine and 1.9kgs of Cocaine base. The drugs were concealed in the false bottom of the bags. She confessed that the luggage was handed to her by her fiancé at whose instance was the trip,” Achema added.


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