July 21, (THEWILL) – A 36-year-old lady, Chioma Afam, who uses multiple identities and wears the hijab to evade security scrutiny, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Benue State.
Chioma was arrested along with her partner, Peace Chidinma Caleb, 22, for trying to smuggle 296,000 tablets of Diazepam and Exol-5 from Onitsha, Anambra State to Gombe State.
Chioma who uses multiple names such as Amina, Uzoamaka and Ifunaya to cover her criminal activities was arrested on Saturday 17th July, 2021, along with the 22-year-old Peace Chidinma Caleb, who also wears the hijab as a cover for her nefarious activities during routine checks and profiling of inward vehicles into Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
Their vehicle, coming from Onitsha, Anambra State, was intercepted along Makurdi–Alliade road while heading to Gombe State via Makurdi.
A search of their vehicle led to the discovery of 43 kilograms of Diazepam and 33 kilograms of Exol-5, both weighing 76 kilograms with a total of 296,000 tablets packed in four large ‘Ghana must go’ bags.
Curiously, the two interstate drug traffickers have rebuffed efforts to take pictures with the exhibits without wearing their hijab.
Meanwhile, the Ondo State command of the agency on Sunday, July 18, 2021 intercepted one Olu Ameh, a commercial motorcycle rider with 465 kilograms of cannabis sativa along Ijagba-Ute road in Ose local government area of the state.
The illicit substance was said to have been bought from one Joseph in Ago-Akure, Akure North LGA and being conveyed to the buyer, a certain Egbonwon, at Ijagba village in Ose LGA.