NDLEA Arrest Two Women Wearing Hijab To Hide Illicit Drugs

Chioma Afam, 36, was detained by agents of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, in Benue state, together with her partner, Peace Chidinma Caleb, 22, for attempting to smuggle 296,000 Diazepam and Exol-5 tablets from Onitsha, Anambra state, to Gombe state.

Chioma, who goes by several names including Amina, Uzoamaka, and Ifunaya to hide her criminal activities, was apprehended on Saturday, July 17th, 2021, alongside Peace Chidinma Caleb, 22, who also wears hijab to hide her nefarious activities during routine checks and profiling of inbound vehicles into Makurdi, the Benue state capital, during routine checks and profiling of inbound vehicles.

Their vehicle, which was traveling from Onitsha, Anambra State, to Gombe State through Makurdi, was stopped along the Makurdi Alliade route.

A search of their car turned up 43 kilos of Diazepam and 33 kilograms of Exol-5, both weighing 76 kilograms and containing a total of 296,000 tablets packed in four huge Ghana must go bags.

Surprisingly, the two interstate drug smugglers have turned down requests to pose with the exhibits without their headscarf.

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