NDLEA arrests grandmother with cocaine to Jeddah


A 57-year-old grandmother, and textile merchant at Balogun Market in Lagos, has been caught in connection with cocaine smuggling to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.

The suspect, Odeyemi Omolara Morayo, who claimed to be going on a pilgrimage to Jedda, had all the paraphernalia of a pilgrim, save for the narcotic content of her luggage.

NDLEA commander at the Lagos airport, Ahmadu Garba, explained that the two parcels of white powdery substance, which tested positive for cocaine, were carefully concealed inside her luggage.

In her statement, the suspect said her friend and customer was responsible for the trouble she found herself. “I have two children and my daughter is married with children. Recently, I told my friend I would love to go on pilgrimage this year and she promised to sponsor my trip.

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