A 33-year-old Kenyan woman identified as Angela Wairimu has been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja, Special Area Command.
According to reports, Angela was trying to smuggle 6.5 kilograms of Cocaine into Nigeria.
The single mum of two had left South Africa aboard an Ethiopian Airline flight to Abuja when she was nabbed and according to NDLEA, this arrest is, in fact, the biggest seizure in recent times.
Confirming her arrest, the spokesperson of the NDLEA, Jonah Achema, in a statement said;
“Wairimu who shuttles between Kenya and South Africa claimed to be a modelling expert and a trader in clothes and cosmetics. According to her, a friend in South Africa approached her to assist an unknown person to deliver the brief case containing wears in Nigeria which was brought to her at the Airport through an errand boy.
She was to deliver the consignment to the husband of the sender who was to meet her at the NAIA, Abuja. She claimed to be on her second trip to Nigeria to procure home-made body beauty products and local fabrics for her enterprise called La Model in South Africa and Kenya. She denied being under any financial inducement but confessed that her daughter was suffering from acute leukaemia which put her under financial pressure,” Achema said