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Saudi-Bound Businesswoman Excretes 80 Pellets Of Cocaine At Abuja Airport, Says I Needed N7M For IVF After 28 Years Marriage Without A Child


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After excreting 80 pellets of cocaine on being caught at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja while heading to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for Umrah (Lesser Hajj), a businesswoman, Mrs. Adisa Afusat Olayinka, says childlessness after 28 years of marriage propelled her to commit the crime.

The woman said she needed to raise N7million for In Vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment due to pressure from people because she’s been married for 28 years without a child due to fertility challenges.

Unfortunately, she was arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja for ingesting 80 pellets of cocaine.

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Adisa said she was encouraged to traffic the drugs by a woman she met during her last Umrah trip to Saudi Arabia in 2019.

The 46-year-old woman who lives in Ibafo, Ogun state hails from Ilorin, in Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara state.

Adisa was arrested on Wednesday November 24 at the boarding screening area of the airport during an outward clearance of Qatar Airways flight 141and was subsequently taken into custody where she excreted 80 pellets of the illicit drug between Wednesday and Saturday,  November 27.

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Upon interrogation, she claimed to have saved N2.5million over a period of one year to buy the drugs in bits from six different people at Akala, Mushin area of Lagos.

The suspect further said she was trading in clothes but had to borrow N1million from three persons to make up the money used to buy the drugs, adding that she spent another N1million to renew her passport, visa and buy return flight tickets.  

In a related development, another trafficker, Inusa Abdulrazaki was arrested with 101 wraps of Heroin weighing 1.3 kilograms on Friday 19th Nov. at Gate C -Departure hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Ikeja, Lagos on his way to Italy via Istanbul on Turkish Airlines.

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Spokesperson for the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, who confirmed the arrest, said the drugs were concealed inside cassava flour popularly called garri.

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