Drama as mother-of-three vomits cocaine at Abuja airport

A 48- year-old mother of three, Mrs. Saidat Bola Hassan, has
been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency
(NDLEA) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, after she
allegedly vomited 15 wraps of  cocaine.

Vanguard reports that ,the incident occurred during screening of
passengers on an Egypt Airline flight to Jedda, Saudi Arabia, en-route

After she vomited the substances, the woman was apprehended by NDLEA
officials who discovered that she had ingested 80 wraps of cocaine
weighing 904 grammes.

The NDLEA commander at the airport, Mr. Hamisu Lawan, said

This is gross ineptitude on the part of a
mother saddled with the responsibility of nurturing her children into
future leaders,” “I am glad that she did not
die from drug ingestion and she is alive to face trial. Besides escaping
the risk of swallowing cocaine, this arrest also saved her because drug
trafficking in Saudi Arabia is punishable by death. “She will soon be
charged to court because the law must run its full course.

“As soon as we discovered that the suspected wraps she vomited tested
positive for cocaine, we took measures to ensure her safety by
preventing any harm that may result from drug ingestion. While under
observation, she excreted 65 similar wraps. In all, she ingested 80
wraps of cocaine weighing 904 grammes.

Mrs Hassan, who is a native of Idiroko in Ogun state and resident in
Lagos Island claimed to be a business woman dealing in clothing

“I am a business woman and I sell women clothes at Balogun market,”
used to buy my goods from Ghana. I was introduced into the drug
business by a friend and business partner. The drug was brought from
Abidjan, Ivory Coast and we were to share the proceeds equally. “Until
my arrest, I never knew that the cocaine I ingested would have led to my
death in Saudi Arabia. I thank God for keeping me alive.”


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