Sept 3rd, 2016 – Dosumu Market Lagos Trader, Hajj Pilgrim Excretes 76 Cocaine Capsules At Abuja Airport..Basira Binuyo Confesses
Basira Iyabo Binuyo, a 55-year-old female pilgrim to Medina, Saudi Arabia to perform the annual pilgrimage, has tested positive to narcotic ingestion at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Binuyo was immediately placed under observation by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
The suspect has so far excreted 76 pellets of substances found to be cocaine.
The Commander of the NDLEA at the Abuja airport, Hamisu Lawan, said the female suspect is still under observation until she expels all the ingested pellets of drugs.
Lawan said: “Mrs. Binuyo was arrested during the outward screening of passengers on an Emirate flight to Medina through Dubai.
“She has so far excreted 76 pellets of drugs that tested positive for cocaine.
“Meanwhile, she is still under observation until the drugs are completely expelled,”
Binuyo hails from Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara State.
She is married with three children and is a trader at Dosumu Market in Lagos State.
In her statement, she agreed to smuggling the drugs for a fee.
“I am a trader in Lagos, married with three children.
“I wanted to expand my cosmetic business but I have no money.
“My sponsor offered to foot my expenses to Saudi on pilgrimage.
“I was excited until I was asked to take drugs along.
“I wanted to decline but considering the offer of N1 million, I accepted.
“I swallowed the drugs in Lagos and took flight to Abuja on my way to Medina but I was caught in the process.”