A 31-year-old female drug trafficker, Onyinye Juliet Aladi, a single mother, was a pathetic sight when she was nabbed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, with 430 grammes of heroin stuffed into her private parts during the inward screening of passengers on an Emirate flight into the country.
The woman later confessed to operatives of the National Drug law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), that she decided to traffic the drug because she desperately needed money to pay her house rent and pay her kid's school fees.
She also confessed that she was given the drugs for onward delivery in Nigeria by some Pakistani drug barons whom she had established links with and that the sponsored her trip in collaboration with some local accomplices.
"I am a single mother and I need money to take care of myself and child. I would have earned half a million naira to pay for my rent and my child's school fees if I had succeeded in bringing in the drugs.
They paid for my return ticket and hotel accommodation. While in my hotel room, a Pakistani woman came to give me the drug. She also instructed me to conceal it in my private part to avoid arrest.
Unfortunately, the NDLEA officers detected it."