Directorate of Criminal Investigations – DCI Detectives based at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Kenya, yesterday arrested Princess Okoye, a Nigerian national, with 77 Pellets of suspected narcotics. The 25-year -old lady had concealed the drugs in plastic bottles containing milk. Upon being placed under observation, she emitted an additional 15 Pellets which she had swallowed.
The drug trafficker was intercepted as she prepared to board a plane to Italy. She remains under observation as investigations continue.
It would also be recalled that a Nigerian has been arrested by the Maltese police and customs after he was found to be carrying heroin and cocaine. The suspect was apprehended upon the train’s arrival at Vadodara railway station, where the team from NCB, acting on tip-off, was awaiting her arrival. The Narcotics Control Bureau, Ahmedabad, India have arrested a 25-year-old Nigerian woman identified as LIB reports that the suspect had traveled in train Number 12450 (NDLS -Madgoan) to Goa Sampark Kranti. She was, however, apprehended upon the train’s arrival at Vadodara railway station, where the team from NCB, acting on tip-off was awaiting her arrival.
According to the reports, two boxes of Domino’s biscuit was recovered from the suspect. The boxes contained packets wrapped with brown scotch tap concealing white crystal form substances in each of the packets. The substances reportedly tested positive for Amphetamine, weighing 404 gram. Just Recently, another Nigerian woman bags 6 year jail term in Rwanda for drug trafficking Similarly, a Nigerian woman identified as, Priscilla Duru was sentenced to jail for six years in Rwanda for drug trafficking.
According to LIB, the chamber for international crimes at the High Court in Rwanda handed down the sentence on Thursday, Duru, who was in tears, told the court that she did not know the content of the bag, adding that it was handed to her by a Tanzanian woman. She said that a family friend who owned a pharmacy store asked her to help him bring the bag, purportedly containing a particular drug, Ephedrine to Nigeria.
Duru admits trafficking heroine. NewTimesreports that she had earlier admitted that she was carrying heroine, while pleading for mercy, when she appeared in court . In her ruling, the presiding Judge, Alice Rulisa said that the court established that Duru intentionally came into the country to traffic drugs. Duru will serve her prison term in Muhanga Prison, and is also expected to pay a fine of 2 million Rwandan francs.
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Source; National Helm