Barely a week after she was arrested and granted bail for attempting to smuggle drugs concealed in cassava flour meal into the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency’s cell for a suspect, a nursing mother,Mariam Dirisu has been re- arrested for drug trafficking.
Mariam who claimed to be a part-time 400-level student of International Studies and Diplomacy at the University of Benin, was arrested this time around for trafficking in 5kg skunk and 8.1grams of Molly.
The 35-year-old mother of a two month-old-baby was first arrested on 21st October by the Edo state Command of the Agency. Chairman/Chief Executive of NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) had on the same day directed that she be counselled and released immediately because of the young baby she was carrying.
Curiously, a controlled delivery operation carried out by operatives of the Delta state Command of the Agency on Saturday 30th October again led to the re-arrest of Mariam who had ordered for the drugs from Lagos, even while still on bail for an earlier offence.
Meanwhile, the NDLEA had equally recovered 1,756kg of various illicit drugs meant for export to London, while 1.645kg of cannabis were seized in three interdiction operations in Ondo state.
The London- bound cocaine, heroin and Meth concealed in packets of Zee black and Dudu-Osun soap were seized at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport and at the NAHCO export shed of the Airport.
NDLEA Director of Media and Advocacy,Femi Babafemi assured that the drug cartels would be arraigned in court to face the laws of the land.