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NDLEA arrests two “desperate house wives” on their way to China with cocaine

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Officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have apprehended two housewives for ingesting cocaine, packing some on their underwear and also inserting in vagina. The arrest has prevented the housewives from arrest and execution in China few weeks after the Indonesian Government executed some Nigerians for drug trafficking.

The two women were found to possess 2.635kg of cocaine at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos while attempting to board a Qatar Airways flight to China. The women in their statements said that they smuggled cocaine because they were abandoned by their husbands.    

NDLEA commander at the Lagos Airport, Mr. Hamza Umar described the suspects as desperate traffickers. In his words, “these women are curiously desperate for ingesting drugs, packing some on their bodies and inserting in their vagina. The first one, Alaka Deburah Uzoma, 47 years old was found with 1.180kg of cocaine. She inserted 260 grammes of cocaine in her private part and ingested 60 wraps weighing 920 grammes.

The second suspect, Chukwujekwu Chinyere Priscilla, 45 years old was caught with 1.455kg of cocaine. She packed 59 wraps on her body, inserted one parcel in her vagina weighing 1.285kg and ingested ten wraps weighing 170 grams. They are both from Anambra State”.

Chukwujekwu Chinyere Priscilla said that she wanted to establish herself financially to take care of her children. “I am married to a soldier but he abandoned me ten years ago when he retired from the Army. I got married early because there was no money for me to further my studies after my primary education. My husband who is a retired soldier abandoned me ten years ago. Since then my life has been sorrowful. I sell female clothes and shoes to take care of my children. I met a man at the market who promised to assist me in my business by making me an importer.

“This was how we began to talk on phone. He gives me recharge cards and money to sustain myself. It was the day I was to travel that he told me that I will take drugs to China. He took me to a hotel where I was given the drugs and six thousand dollars to buy my goods in China. I could only swallow ten wraps, so I forced some in my vagina and packed others in my underwear”.

Alaka Deburah Uzoma also said that her husband abandoned her with seven children. “I sell female bags and shoes to sustain myself and my children. My husband left me in 2005 and since then I have been facing several challenges. I took loan to travel to China and in the process I incurred huge debt which compounded my problems. At a point, I had no money for food, school fees and even house rent. This was what made me to smuggle drugs. I swallowed 59 wraps of drugs all through the night because of 6,000 dollars. I also packed some in my underwear and one in my vagina. It was a terrible experience. I feel so sad that I have to end up this way as a Christian” she lamented.

Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Ahmadu Giade said that the action of the women is disgraceful. According to the NDLEA boss, “it is good that the drugs were detected here by our officials because China has capital punishment for drug trafficking. This arrest has saved them from death and the country from embarrassment. Their action is utterly disgraceful because as mothers they ought to show good example for their children to emulate”.
They will soon be charged to court.




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