A 36-year-old lady, Chioma Afam, who uses multiple identities and wears a hijab to evade security scrutiny has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA in Benue state along with her partner, Peace Chidinma Caleb, 22, for trying to smuggle a total of 296,000 tablets of Diazepam and Exol-5 from Onitsha, Anambra state to Gombe state.
Chioma who uses multiple fake names such as Amina, Uzoamaka, and Ifunaya was arrested along with her suspected partner during routine checks and profiling of inward vehicles into Makurdi, the Benue state capital.
NDLEA spokesman Femi Babafemi in a statement said the suspects’ vehicle was coming from Onitsha, Anambra state when it was intercepted along Makurdi – Alliade road heading for Gombe State.
A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of 43 kilograms of Diazepam and 33kg of Exol-5, both weighing 76 kilograms with two hundred and ninety-six thousand naira (296,000) tablets packed in four large ‘Ghana must go’ bags.
Strangely, the drug trafficking suspects were said to have refused to take pictures with the exhibits without wearing their hijab.
Culled from ait.live