A 36-year-old woman identified as Chioma Afam has been arrested for drug trafficking
who hides behind numerous names and wears ahijab to avoid security scrutiny, has been apprehended by NDLEA agents in Benue state along 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.
A statement issued on Wednesday by the Director, Media & Advocacy, Femi Babafemi said Chioma, who goes by the aliases Amina, Uzoamaka, and Ifunaya to conceal her criminal activities, was apprehended on Saturday 17th July, 2021, alongside the 22-year-old Peace Chidinma Caleb, who also wears a hijab to conceal her nefarious activities, during routine checks and profiling of inbound vehicles into Makurdi, the Benue state capital.
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 wrapped in four huge ‘Ghana must go’ bags.
Curiously, the two interstate drug traffickers have rebuffed efforts to take pictures with the exhibits without wearing their hijab.