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Woman caught with 4.450 kilogramme of cocaine


A lady caught with 4.450 kilogramme of cocaine at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos has blamed her ill-health for her involvement in the unlawful act.

Abdulrasaq Modinat Alake
, a trader, is one of two women caught at the Lagos airport by authorities of the anti-narcotic agency, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Some of the reasons adduced for their involvement in drug trafficking include ill-health and lack of support from their husband.

NDLEA in a statement yesterday 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.

Modinat, 44 years old and indigene of Kwara State told investigators that 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.