The NDLEA Airport Commander MMIA, Garba Ahmadu, said 54-year-old widow and mother of six, Sulaimon Kudirat Aduni, was the first to be arrested.
Aduni ingested 60 wraps but excreted 28 wraps and her life is currently in danger because of the remaining wraps.
Ahmadu said: “She was arrested on October 26, 2019, during outward clearance of passengers. She was to board Virgin Atlantic flight to London.”
On October 27, 2019, she developed some complications and vomited two wraps resulting from irritation and stomach discomfort.
During a preliminary interview, she admitted that she ingested a total of 60 wraps of cocaine. She has so far excreted 28 wraps. She coughed intermittently before vomiting and fainted in the process.
She was promptly rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH). After she was certified stable, the suspect was taken back to custody.
Currently, she is being kept under strict observation for possible excretion of the remaining 32 wraps.
Adunni said she was given the drug to take to London by one Mukaila. She said she was promised N1million.
The command also arrested Adindu Obinna Hyacinth, 45, for the ingestion of 93 wraps of cocaine. He was to board a Lufthansa flight to Frankfurt.
Ahmadu said: “In the process of excretion, the suspect made the first excretion of 35 wraps and it was observed that one of the wraps excreted was almost unwrapped.
After taking medication, he excreted a total of 93 wraps with a total weight of 1.620kg. Upon interrogation, Hyacinth said he agreed to get involved in crime because someone stole his N6 million and he was desperate for cash. He said he was promised 3,000 Euros.