National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) operatives arrested Vivien Tarmadji, a Chadian woman at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Femi Babafemi the Director of Media & Advocacy, NDLEA, disclosed this in a statement on Friday, he said the suspect was arrested while trying to board an Ethiopian airline flight 911 en route Addis Ababa-Italy with 234.35 grams of heroin concealed in her genital.
He said “The trafficker who runs a saloon business in Italy since 2016 upon her relocation to the country via Libya was nabbed by vigilant narcotics agents during an outward clearance of the airline at the boarding gate after being scanned”
The statement reads, “Under interrogation, she claimed she was contacted by a man who called her from Italy to collect the drug from one man who delivered the illicit substance to her in a hotel she lodged in Lagos early in the morning before she took her flight to Abuja same day for onward journey to Italy.
She further claimed that the man brought 50 wraps of heroin for her to swallow but she couldn’t, and as such, she decided to insert 18 wraps into her private part and returned the remaining to the man that brought the drug to her in the hotel.