Wife arrested for drug trafficking exposes husband

A pregnant woman arrested for attempting to export some cartons of alcoholic drinks suspected to contain illicit drugs has named her husband as the owner of the consignment.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) arrested the suspect, named Seun Babatunde, at the SAHCO export shed

of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, on Wednesday 4th May, 2022.

According to Femi Babafemi, the agency’s spokesperson, a  freight agent Shola Ogunrinde  had brought the cartoons of illicit drugged drink for export to Dubai, the UAE,

“He was immediately arrested while a follow up operation led to the arrest of the pregnant woman, Babatunde, who operates an alcohol joint in Pleasure area of Iyana Ipaja,” said Babafemi.

“When the cartons were opened in the presence of the agent and the pregnant owner, seven parcels of cannabis and a sachet of ecstasy drug (MDMA) were found concealed inside Cans of black bullet alcoholic drinks.

The suspect, Seun Babatunde

“In her confession, Mrs. Babatunde claimed the drugs were being sent to her husband who lives in Dubai.

The NDLEA also said it arrested another pregnant woman, Mrs. Gloria Asibor the following day, Thursday, 5th May. Asibor was reportedly attempting to board a Turkish Airline flight to Bolonia, Spain via Istanbul, Turkey.

“A search of her luggage containing food items led to the discovery of 300 tablets of 200mg and 225mg high dosage Tramadol concealed in crayfish,” said the anti-narcotics agency.

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