Drug trafficking is one of the offences officials do not take likely as they are try to curb it daily. For a period of time we constantly hear reports on how people, today’s case, a woman, get caught trying to smuggle drugs in and out of various countries. It is a no-nonsense offence to countries and they give strict verdict on the accused, sometimes giving them death sentences.
Recently, officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a 44-Year-Old WOMAN, Abdulrasaq Modinat Alake, at Lagos International Airport.
According to reports, the woman, who is a kwara state indigene and trader, was caught with 4.450 kilogramme of cocaine at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos. When she was examined by the officials, she gave her ill-health as an excuse. She said she became involved in drug trafficking after she suffered an ailment that took away all her resources. She said: “I was married but later separated. I am the only person taking care of myself.”
She was arrested alongside another woman who said her husband’s lack of support pushed her into the illegal drug business.
However, NDLEA in a statement yesterday, October 2, said the two suspected female drug traffickers are currently assisting narcotic investigators with relevant facts relating to the exportation of 4.450kg of cocaine to India and 7kg of cannabis to China.
Remember that earlier this year, four Nigerians who were part of an international drug syndicate were arrested in New Zealand. They were jailed for terms between 15 and 18 years after being found guilty of importing and possessing methamphetamine for supply.
Recall that earlier this year in May 2015, the Malaysian High Court sentenced to death a Nigerian female student who was found guilty of trafficking 765.9 g of methamphetamine at the KL International Airport.