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A 48 year-old woman, Mande Fatima Bala, has set a new record in narcotic smuggling in the country.

She inserted 66 wraps of substances that tested positive for methamphetamine weighing one kilogramme in her private part as she attempted to board a Kenyan Airways flight to Nairobi.

According to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA),  no suspect had ever inserted such a large quantity of drugs in private part since the establishment of the agency  in 1989.

According to a press statement signed by the spokesman of the anti- drugs  agency, Mr Mitchel Ofoyeeju, a copy of which was made available to Nigerian Tribune, on Sunday,  the suspect, who claimed to be a graduate of accountancy, was  reportedly  apprehended a week ago at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja,  Lagos.

The release added that the  quantity of the drugs was so much that it allegedly  affected her gait,  thus attracting attention of officials.

“Unfortunately, nemesis caught up with her when one of the wraps fell on the floor at the screening area as she bent down to pick up her belongings.

“Upon interrogation and examination, she confessed to the crime, stating that she was asked to swallow the drug but was scared of death.

“In all, 66 wraps of methamphetamine with a total weight of one kilogramme was expelled from her private part.

Preliminary investigation revealed that she lived in Australia for about two years before she was deported in 2010,” the release stated.

Also, the NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport, Hamza Umar,  described the case as shocking.

“This is incredible. She was desperate but I am happy that she was promptly detected. No suspect has ever inserted such a large quantity of drugs in the country.

“Usually, cases of insertion are not more than 300 grammes. It is amazing,” Hamza stated.

Meanwhile, the suspect, who was said to be a widow and mother of three, was  quoted  as saying that it was an attempt to pay her children’s  school fees that lured her into the criminal act.

“I am a widow with three children. It was N45,000 school fees for my children and the landlord who is threatening to give me quit notice by July for not paying my rent,  as at when due, that pushed me into drug business.

I was instructed to swallow the drugs but I was scared because I have never seen drugs in my life. I used to sell water and drinks after my husband died in an auto accident in 2007. Few years after, I lost everything and could not feed. I studied accountancy but I have never practiced,” the 1992 graduate of accounting at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, lamented.



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