The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja, Special Area Command, today arrested a 33-year-old Kenyan national, Angela Wairimu, attempting to smuggle 6.5 kilograms of Cocaine into Nigeria.
Wairimu, a single mother of two children, was arrested on arrival from South Africa aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight to Abuja, in what the agency officials described as the biggest seizure in recent times.
Confirming her arrest, the spokesperson of the NDLEA, Jonah Achema, in a statement released this afternoon, said that some of the illicit substance was concealed in the false bottom of a travelling bag which also contained two wrapped parcels of the same illicit drug, and which she carried as hand luggage.
“Wairimu who shuttles between Kenya and South Africa claimed to be a modelling expert and a trader in clothes and cosmetics. According to her, a friend in South Africa approached her to assist an unknown person…