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2 Nigerian Women Arrested at MMIA for Attempting to Smuggle Drugs out of Country

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested two women for attempting to smuggle cocaine and cannabis out of Nigeria.

The women were arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) for attempting to smuggle 4.450kg of cocaine to India and 7kg of cannabis to China, respectively.

This was contained in a statement issued in Lagos on Monday by Mitchell Ofoyeju, the Head, Public Affairs of NDLEA.

The statement said both suspects, Modinat Alake and Chizoba Mbonu, were apprehended by officers of the agency at the airport in Lagos.

In the statement, the NDLEA Airport Commander, Ahmadu Garba, said Alake was a trader while Mbonu was working as a clearing and forwarding agent.

The statement quoted Garba as saying “Chizoba is a second offender as she was first apprehended in 2013 for attempting to export a luggage containing narcotics.’’

The statement further reveals that the suspects were currently assisting narcotic investigators with facts relating to the hard drugs.

Also, the suspects will soon be arraigned.

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9 Comments

  1. Mystique

    November 3, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    One yoruba and one IGBO!!!! Kontinu

    • Mystique

      November 4, 2015 at 9:35 am

      @ATL’s Finest…….. ah, *stupid* is a strong word na; dont use abusive language, not cool. I’m guessing you meant it in a funny way so i’ll try not to be offended. #onelove

    • ATL's finest

      November 5, 2015 at 9:24 am

      @ Mystique yes, I didn’t mean to be abusive towards U.. My bad & I’m glad no offense was taken #ONELOVE# back @ U!

  2. Nwanma

    November 3, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    @Mystique you only came to check the names abi? Continue.

    • Mystique

      November 3, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      yes darling………lmao.

    • ATL's finest

      November 3, 2015 at 6:56 pm

      @ Mystique lmao… Ur are stupid for that comment ????????.. Well they are Igbo & proud of it.. BTW, why did u spell “IGBO” in capital letters? Smh I’m done with U…

  3. Jojo

    November 3, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    They must not be locking them up otherwise. What happens to this folks when they get caught

    • NDLEA is a joke!!

      November 3, 2015 at 11:32 pm

      You think the kingpins dont have links at NDLEA?? Smh!! Will never how they put my uncle in jail for narco in nigeria. He was in possession but not for sale. He was treated like a dog. Smh!!!
      Unfortunately we couldnt afford the 5mil bail in 1998. Now someone dat was sneaking narcp across border with intent to sell or distribute was released a year after she was caught, while my uncle was locked up for 4yrs for smoking pot on d street in naija. Messs!!!!

  4. Chuck

    November 4, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    this Mystique sef. I am Igbo but, am ashamed with the rate at which Igbos are now the most drop pushers in Africa. pathetic..

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