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Saturday, 3 September 2016

A pilgrim bound for Hajj in Saudi Arabia has been caught with 76 pellets of cocaine at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, NDLEA commander at the airport, Hamisu Lawan, said.

Hamisu Lawan, a native of Kwara State who trades at Dosunmu Market in Lagos said she's married with 3 children.

She said:
"My sponsor offered to foot my expenses to Saudi on pilgrimage. I was excited until I was asked to take drugs along. I wanted to decline but considering the offer of a million naira, I accepted.

"I swallowed the drugs in Lagos and took a flight to Abuja on my way to Medina but I was caught in the process."
Confirming the incident, NDLEA commander at Abuja airport, Hamisu Lawan, added
"Mrs Binuyo was arrested during the outward screening of passengers on an Emirate flight to Medina through Dubai. She has so far excreted seventy-six (76) pellets of drugs that tested positive for cocaine.

"Meanwhile, she is still under observation until the drugs are completely expelled."
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