Oct 9, 2012 – Nigerian Pilgrims Arrested With Drugs In Saudi Arabia, Cocaine Concealed In Garri
In a unholy twist to pilgrimage, two Nigerian pilgrims (a man and a woman) have been arrested in Saudi Arabia for drug trafficking. naijagists.com
The 2 pilgrims who might face death penalty were caught with cocaine drugs concealed in Garri.
Drug trafficking law in Saudi Arabia carries death penalty.
Those arrested are from Lagos and Kwara states.
Here is what Alhaji Oyinlomo Danmole, Commissioner for Home Affairs and Culture, said in relation to their arrests.
“Any pilgrim who misbehaves will be dealt with. We also have a tribunal in place to try erring pilgrims in Saudi Arabia,” he said, adding that during the last hajj, a pilgrim who misbehaved was prosecuted after the hajj in Lagos.”
Na wa o Cocaine in Garri, another level.