The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) paraded a 54-year-old single mother of 4 caught at the Murtala Mohammed Airport, Lagos, with 32 wraps of cocaine.
The woman identified as Oluwayemisi Modinat Owolabi was arrested during the outward screening of passengers on a Qatar Airline flight headed to Saudi Arabia. She ingested 32 wraps of a substance later identified as Cocaine.
The suspect who hails from Kwara State confessed to the crime during questioning and explained that poverty led her into drug trafficking.
She revealed to NDLEA officials that she hawks tea and bread to earn a living in Lagos prior to when her sponsors promised to change her life through the trafficking of hard drugs to the Holy Land.
“I have never travelled outside the country before now. I am a single mother of four children. I sell tea and bread to earn a living.At present, I have no money to continue with my tea business due to family problems. A man met me and promised to help me by sponsoring my trip to Saudi Arabia. As a Muslim, I was happy but he later asked me to swallow the drugs. I agreed because he promised to pay me N300,000. I have too many problems and nobody to help me.”