According to official information available to Somtoo Okoye blog, the hairstylist had arrived from Brazil on a South African Airways flight before she was apprehended with 535 grams of a substance that tested positive to cocaine. The substance was concealed inside her bra.
The National Diploma graduate of Mass Communication narrated:
"I work as a hair stylist in Brazil where l reside for the past two years. I studied mass communication, but because of lack of job, I work as a hair stylist in Brazil. I was approached to smuggle cocaine to Nigeria and I accepted because of the money involved.Confirming the incident, chief executive of NDLEA, Muhammad Mustapha Abdallah, said:
"I needed money for my personal problem. The drug was prepared inside brassiere and given to me to put on. I did not know how it was packaged. My role was to smuggle the drug to Nigeria and collect the sum of N1 million."
"It is obvious that drug traffickers are getting desperate, but we are prepared to counter their operations through superior intelligence.
"The discovery of the drug was a big surprise to the suspect because she felt her mode of concealment was full proof. l want drug traffickers to note that no matter how smart they conceal their drugs, we shall detect them."