Three young women – Miss Anene Blessing Iruoma, 26, Miss Obiakor Maryann Okwudili, 34 and Miss Mbechi Obiageli Susan, 38 years old – have been nabbed by members of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) while attempting to smuggle 4.5 kilogrammes of narcotics, carefully hidden in their brassieres and hair wigs.
All the three suspects were apprehended at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Two of them were to board an Egypt airline flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, through Cairo. They were caught with 3.6 kilogrammes of methamphetamines neatly hidden in customized underwears and hair wigs.
The third suspect, who claimed to be three months pregnant, was found to have ingested 900 grammes of substance that tested positive for cocaine.
NDLEA Commander at the Abuja Airport, Mr. Hamisu Lawan, confirming the development, said the suspects’ interception was made possible as a result of an alert from the management of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). He therefore commended FAAN for alerting the NDLEA of possible drug concealment following a body frisk on one of the suspects. In his words, “Anene Blessing Iruoma and Miss Obiakor Maryann Okwudili concealed 1.7kilogrammes and 1.90kilogrammes of methamphetamine in underwears and hair wigs while Mbechi Obiageli Susan ingested 900 grams of substance that tested positive for cocaine”