NDLEA nabs Italy-bound woman who concealed heroin in hair relaxer

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested an Italy-bound woman, Nora Nnadi, who was allegedly caught with 100 wraps of heroin and two parcels of the same substance at the departure hall of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos.

The spokesman for the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, said on Sunday that Nnadi was arrested on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, during an outward clearance of passengers on Qatar Airways flight to Florentine, Italy as the drugs found on her were concealed in five containers of hair relaxer cream.

Also, on Thursday, August 12, 2021, operatives of the MMIA Command of the agency intercepted a United Kingdom-bound consignment of illicit drugs at the NAHCO export shed of the airport.

Further investigation revealed that the consignment contained 66.6kg of cannabis sativa; 1.6kg of heroin and 1.450kg of cocaine, with a combined weight of 69.65kg, all concealed in cosmetics packs.

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