Rose Uche Igbinoba was caught by security officials at the departure lounge of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos State, where she was about to board a flight to Dubai.
Anti-narcotics officials at the airport discovered the whitish substance she had carefully concealed in sweets after her luggage tested positive to cocaine and weighed 3.230kgs ie 193 wraps of cocaine in total.
NDLEA commander at the Lagos Airport, Ahmadu Garba, said, “One Igbinoba Uche Rose, who concealed 3.230kgs inside sweets, was apprehended at the arrival hall during inward screening of passengers.
A suspected member of the cartel, Ofor Kamsochukwu Chimezie was arrested on a follow-up operation. The suspects are being investigated.”
During interrogation, Rose said, “I work as a clerical staff after I completed my primary school because there was no money to further my studies.
I have suffered hardship in life but a man offered to assist me set up my personal business. He promised to pay me half a million naira. This was how I got involved in this problem.”