Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Wednesday arrested a 33 years old Senegalese woman with 680 grammes of heroin and cocaine tactically hidden in her private parts at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos while attempting to board an Arik Air flight to Dakar.
(NDLEA) Wednesday arrested a 33 years old Senegalese woman with 680 grammes of
heroin and cocaine tactically hidden in her private parts at the Murtala
Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos while attempting to board an Arik
Air flight to Dakar.
Miss Kamara Oumou claimed that she smuggled the drugs for the love she had for
her Nigerian boyfriend.
with Senegal international passport number 400680371 was apprehended by the
officials of the anti-narcotics agency during the screening of passengers at
the arrest, NDLEA Airport Commander, Mr. Hamza Umar said that the suspect used
industrial tape in sticking three parcels of cocaine weighing 515 grammes on
her waist while 6 wraps of heroin weighing 165 grammes were inserted in her
said “it was a carefully concealed method but not intelligent enough to escape
stressed that Miss Oumou shocked her investigators when she said that she
smuggled the drugs for the love she had for her Nigerian boyfriend who she
simply identified as Hakeem.
Mr. Umar “preliminary investigation revealed that they both met in Dakar where
Hakeem is believed to have lived for 11 years. Their relationship lasted only
six months before Hakeem left Dakar in December 2012. Hakeem invited Kamara to
Lagos from Dakar and lodged her in a hotel where they both spent a week
period, he made necessary arrangement for Kamara to go back with the drugs”
Chairman of the NDLEA Ahmadu Giade advised members of the public to be careful
of the tricks employed by drug trafficking syndicates.
strong enough to engage in drug trafficking. Drug barons may claim to be in
love with unsuspecting couriers. They may even present themselves as philanthropists,
members of the public are advised to shun drug trafficking” Giade urged. He however said that the suspect will soon be charged
“It is wrong to commit a criminal act. No reason is
her ordeals, Kamara said that it was her first time of seeing drugs.
good relationship with Hakeem until my arrest. The day he brought the drugs to
the hotel room was my first time ever of seeing drugs.
“I have a
the drugs products and that his business partners are unfaithful and he wants
me to take the products to Dakar because he had trust in me.
taught me how to pack the drugs and also took care of my travel arrangements.
He said that he lives in the east but he took good care of me in the hotel in
Lagos. We were to travel together to Dakar but he suddenly changed the
arrangement. Hakeem travelled to Dakar a day before my trip” Kamara stated.
can I ask my boyfriend to pay me? I smuggled the drugs for the love I have for
my Nigerian boyfriend” Kamara stated.