Saudi-bound Pilgrim Excretes 931 Grammes Of Cocaine

A Saudi-bound pilgrim, Basiri Binuyo, who was arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has excreted more drugs.
This came a week after she excreted 76 pellets of drugs which tested positive to co­caine.
Binuyo, according to the NDLEA, has excreted four­more wraps of the substance.
In a statement it issued on Saturday, NDLEA said that Binuyo would be punished according to Nigeria’s anti-narcotics laws.
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NDLEA Commander at the Abuja Airport, Hamisu Lawan, in the statement, dis­closed that the wraps of co­caine ingested by the suspect were excreted while under observation.
He said: “Mrs Binuyo Ba­sari Iyabo while under ob­servation expelled 80 wraps of cocaine weighing 931 grammes.
“All arrangements have been concluded for her pros­ecution,” Lawan said.
Binuyo, 55, was arrested during the outward screen­ing of passengers on an Emirates flight to Medina, through Dubai by operatives of the NDLEA
The mother of three and an indigene of Kwara State, told the operatives under in­terrogation that she needed money to expand her busi­ness.
She allegedly said: “My sponsor offered to foot my expenses to Saudi on pil­grimage. This was how I got involved in the act. I was ex­cited until the issue of drugs was introduced. I wanted to decline but it was late.
“Besides, I was offered a million naira which I accept­ed. I swallowed the drugs in Lagos and took a flight to Abuja on my way to Medina but I was caught in the pro­cess,” Binuyo said,
The NDLEA Chairman, Muhammad Abdallah, said the organisation will in­voke the powers of the law against the suspect and oth­ers caught indulging in the production and trafficking in narcotic drugs.
“It is a shameful and dis­creditable act for a 55-year-old mother who is going on a holy pilgrimage to ingest narcotics,”

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