A 32-year old single lady, Chizoba Anya Vivian is currently being quizzed by anti-narcotic officers for allegedly excreting wraps of substance that tested positive for methamphetamine on board a Qatar Airline Flight from Malaysia.
On arrival at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos, three wraps of methamphetamine was found in her possession.
According to the NDLEA, the suspect was said to have aroused suspicion following her frequent visit to the toilet.
NDLEA commander at the Lagos Airport, Mr Hamza Umar, who said that the suspect while under observation excreted two additional wraps, further declared: “the suspect was found with three wraps which she excreted in the aircraft. While she was under observation at the Lagos airport, she excreted two additional wraps of drugs. The five wraps which tested positive for methamphetamine weighed 80 grams”.
Preliminary investigation also revealed that the suspect left Ghana where she ingested the drugs to Malaysia where she was denied entry and made to board another flight back to Nigeria. She started excreting the drugs at the airport in Malaysia.
The suspect in her statement said she was offered half a million naira to smuggle the drugs to Malaysia saying: “I was promised the sum of half a million naira but my problem started when I had immigration problem in Malaysia. I was denied entry and made to return to Nigeria after two days. While in the aircraft, I excreted three wraps and two other wraps in the NDLEA office”.
Vivian, who hails from Onitsha and said that she just completed her Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business Administration at the Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State, stated: “I just completed my HND programme and I am from a very poor family. I wanted to use the money they promised me to assist my siblings by smuggling the drug to Malaysia”.