Single mum arrested with wraps of hard drugs - P.M. News

Single mum arrested with wraps of hard drugs


Nigeria’s National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), said in Lagos on Saturday that it has arrested four suspects, including a 28-year-old single mother, in connection with 398 wraps of narcotics.

The agency’s Head of Public Affairs, Mr Ofoyeju Mitchell, disclosed this in a statement.

He said that two of the suspects were arrested at the Nnamidi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, while boarding an Ethiopian airline to Malaysia and Istanbul.

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Other suspects, according to him, were caught during a screening of passengers.

Mitchell said the narcotics weighing 7.1kg consist of 1.1kg of methamphetamine and 6 kg of cocaine.

“The single mother would have been executed in Malaysia if she was caught there … drug offences carry capital punishment in that country,’’ the statement added.