The story of 38 year-old Mbechi Obiageli Susan, a Nigerian woman who was caught with 51 wraps of cocaine is an astonishing one. It’s not the first time a Nigerian woman would be caught using desperate measures to import or export cocaine; what makes her case more interesting is the fact that she is three months pregnant and ingested 51 wraps of cocaine in an attempt to bring the illicit drugs into Nigeria.

Mbechi who resides in Brazil was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on her way from Sao Paulo, Brazil, by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) after she was discovered with cocaine with the aid of a scanning machine.

She claimed to be three months pregnant and during the process of profiling, passed 51 pellets of cocaine weighing 900 grammes.

The Abuja airport commander of NDLEA, Mr. Hamisu Lawan while commenting on her arrest said he was shocked at the escalating rate of women’s involvement in criminality especially illicit drug trafficking.



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