Chadian lady nabbed at Abuja airport with 234 grams of heroin


Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have arrested a Chadian lady, Vivien Tarmadji, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, while trying to board an Ethiopian airline flight 911 en route to Addis Ababa-Italy with 234.35 grams of heroin concealed in her private part.

In a statement signed by the Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, the trafficker who runs a saloon business in Italy since 2016 upon her relocation to the country via Libya was nabbed by vigilant narcotics agents during an outward clearance of the airline at the boarding gate after being scanned.

Femi explained that while under interrogation, she claimed she was contacted by a man who called her from Italy to collect the drug from one man who delivered the illicit substance to her in a hotel she lodged in Lagos early in the morning before she took her flight to Abuja same day for onward journey to Italy.

In the same vein, another trafficker, Okojie James from the Oredo Local Government Area of Edo state has also been arrested while boarding a Turkish airline flight en route Abuja-Istanbul-Cyprus.

A number of illicit drugs including

  1. 549kg of Cannabis Sativa; 223.80 grams of Tramadol; 192.34 grams of Rohypnol; 214.05 grams of Flunitrazepam, all of which were concealed in tins of Bournvita and milk, packed in a bag of foodstuff were recovered from him.

In a related development, NDLEA operatives at the NAHCO export shed of Murtala Mohammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja Lagos on Wednesday 24th March seized an abandoned five cartons of green leaves suspected to be KHAT with a gross weight of 105.70 kilograms.

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