A 38 year old pregnant woman, Mbechi Obiageli Susan, who ingested 51 wraps of cocaine, was arrested at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on her way from Sao Paulo, Brazil by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
Mbechi Obiageli Susan hails from Enugu state but resides in Brazil. When she was being profiled with the aid of a scanning machine, 900 grammes of cocaine was found in her system. Mbechi Obiageli who claimed to be three months pregnant, cited poverty as her reason for trafficking in drugs. Although it could not be ascertained if it was her first time. However, risking the rife of the child in her womb in this manner and, the fact that she was heading to Malaysia, where offence of trafficking in drugs attracts death, was an obvious case of suicide mission.
So many of our people who live abroad have not come to term with the fact that Nigeria government are very serious with the fight against drug trafficking. If the countries where these drugs came from were as serious as Nigeria government in the war against hard drugs, the traffickers would have been arrested at the point of departure.
We hope others should learn from this, and stay away from drugs