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Immigration arrests Senegalese woman with cocaine at border


immigrationTHE Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Zone A, has arrested a Senegalese woman attempting to cross the Seme border with tonnes of cocaine.

The suspect, 45-year-old Sall Fatou, was intercepted by curious immigration officers, who suspecting her nervous posture and arrested her for interrogation. The drugs were discovered in her private parts.

According to the Assistant Comptroller General Zone A, Mr. Musa Maza, who disclosed the arrest, the suspect claimed to be a courier and not a drug dealer.
“The suspect’s nervous posture aroused the suspicions of our officers at the border. She told us she was sent to deliver the drugs to someone in Senegal. The drug was uncovered within her private parts,” Maza said.

Fatou, who spoke to newsmen in French, noted that she was only playing the role of a ‘middle-man’. She claimed she did not know the person who supplied her the drugs.
“The drug was given to me by someone I did not know at midnight. My own role was to deliver it to someone I also do not know in Senegal but I was caught at the border. I never knew I would fall into this kind of trap. I really regret my actions.”

The suspect was handed over to the narcotic officers from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) at the headquarters of the NIS, Ikeja, Lagos for further investigation and prosecution.

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