Fake couple arrested with heroin enroute India

A fake couple has been arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) after being intercepted and caught with wraps of heroine at Screening Point 1, Terminal 1 of the international wing of the Lagos airport, while attempting to board an Ethiopian Airline flight to India

Penpushing reports that spokesperson of the agency Femi Babafemi made this known in a statement adding that the ‘couple’, identified as Ilonzeh Kingsley Onyebuchi and Ilonzeh Roseline Nonyelum were arrested on August 1, 2023

The statement said the suspects purportedly going for medical treatment in India ingested 184 wraps of cocaine weighing 3.322 kilogrammes, with 100 grammes of the drug also concealed in the woman’s pubic area.

Penpushing further reports that Babafemi disclosed that their travel documents show consistency in their names and depict them as a couple, explaining that preliminary investigation showed that the intended passengers were not a couple but obtained the travel papers in the same surname to beat security checks at the airport.

The statement made available on Sunday said the fake wife later gave her real name as Nkechi Ngogbike, adding that at the screening point, the agency operatives subjected them to a body scan which confirmed the duo ingested drugs

Penpushing also reports that Babafemi said the male suspect excreted 82 wraps of cocaine with a gross weight of 1.822kgs in five excretions, while his fake wife in similar vein, egested 101 wraps in four excretions.

The statement said the female suspect confessed that she was recruited in her church in Aba, Abia State, where she resident as a divorce, and equally opened up that the man she was travelling with was not her husband

“The scan confirmed they both ingested drugs, as a result of which they were later placed on excretion observation at the agency’s facility. The suspect, Ilonzeh Roseline Nonyelum (aka Ngogbike Nkechi), stated further that she is a divorcee and that Kingsley with whom she was travelling is not her husband but connected only for the illicit drug business trip’, Babafemi said.

“She revealed that her arranged husband, Kingsley, brought the pellets of cocaine to her in her room to ingest in the hotel where they were both lodged in separate rooms the previous day, Monday 31st July’, the statement reads.

‘After their arrest, a thorough search conducted on her led to the discovery of a big size wrap of cocaine that weighed 100 grams she inserted into her private part. She confessed that she was promised Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) upon successful delivery of the drug in India’, the agency added

Penpushing reports that Babafemi said in the statement that the male suspect, who trades clothes in Onitsha, Anambra State, in his confession said he was promised $2,000 after successfully delivering the drug in India.

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