The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, arrested Mrs. Anita Ugochinyere Ogbonna, a Nigerian woman based in Brazil, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja, with 100 pellets of cocaine concealed in her private part and handbag.
The mother of three was arrested on arrival in Abuja via Qatar Air from Sao Paulo, Brazil via Doha on Friday night, July 2. According to an NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, who revealed this in a statement on Sunday, July 4, the mother of three was arrested on arrival in Abuja via Qatar Air from Sao Paulo, Brazil via Doha on Friday night, July 2.
“Mrs. Ogbonna, a mother of three children who all live in Brazil, claimed she had lost her husband three years ago during interrogation. She admitted to trafficking the illegal narcotic in order to generate funds for her father’s burial, which is set for July 22nd in Imo state.”
“She said that one Emeka, alias KC, who is also based in Brazil, gave her the drug for a fee of $3,000 to deliver in Nigeria.” She said that after her attempts to swallow the pellets failed, she placed the wraps of cocaine into her private part.
The suspect, who has a shop in Brazil where she sells African foodstuffs, also said she had to leave her three young children with a Kenyan lady who lives next door before embarking on the quick-money journey,” he added.