Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, stationed at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, have arrested a Nigerian female graduate identified as Harriet Bolatito Solabi who was in possession of banned substances.
According to the agency in a statement signed by the NDLEA’s Principal Staff Officer, Public Affairs, Mr. Jonah Achem, the suspect, Solabi, was intercepted on board an Ethiopian Airways aircraft.
Solabi was reportedly arrested in possession of 3.9kg of ephedrine and 1.6kg of methamphetamine.
Reports indicate that Solabi was recalled from flight No.910 to Addis Ababa by the officers of the agency after she had passed preliminary screening. She was reported to have been in possession of two big bags which she claimed were filled with her personal belongings.
The drugs were reported to have been concealed in the false bottom of the bags.
Solabi following her arrest claimed she knew not the contents of the bags adding that she was requested by her contact in Pretoria, South Africa, to collect the bags from an unknown person in Lagos.
Further investigations by the NDLEA operatives indicated that the lady who arrived Abuja from Lagos on a local flight and headed to Johannesburg, South Africa had been traveling to South Africa numerous times in the past without hitches.
Solabi was further revealed to be a single mother of a 10-year old daughter and had graduated from the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta.