Anti-narcotics officials NDLEA have foiled the attempt of a 34-year-old South African woman who tried to smuggle 1.210kg cocaine from Nigeria to her home country yesterday.
The woman whose name is given as Lekganyane Lerato is an apprentice chef by profession, she was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, in the process of boarding a Johannesburg-bound plane.
She craftily concealed the substance packed in two parcels in her brassiere but unfortunately for her the drug was detected by a female operative of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) during screening of passengers.
NDLEA commander at the airport, Ahmadu Garba said;
“The suspect was intercepted during routine screening of passengers on South African airline. The drug was neatly concealed but certainly not good enough to escape our notice. She is currently under investigation and will be charged to court very soon.”
Lerato said that she was lured into drug trafficking by friends, according to her;
“never imagined that the drug would be detected because it was carefully concealed inside my brassiere. A female officer requested to feel my bosom that was how the cocaine was detected. My travel expenses were handled by the sponsor who promised to pay me $3,000 when I get to Johannesburg but all my dreams have been dashed following my arrest”