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

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

The Head, Public Affairs of NDLEA, Mitchell Ofoyeju said both suspects, Modinat Alake and Chizoba Mbonu, were apprehended by officers of the agency.

In the statement, the NDLEA Airport Commander, Ahmadu Garba, said Alake was a trader while Mbonu was working as a clearing and forwarding agent. “Chizoba is a second offender as she was first apprehended in 2013 for attempting to export a luggage containing narcotics”.

The statement said the suspects were currently assisting narcotic investigators with facts relating to the hard drugs and would soon be arraigned.

By Pita Ochai

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