A 37-year-old Nigerian woman has been arrested by customs officers at Hong Kong International Airport and more than half kilogram of cocaine seized from her.
The woman who had allegedly hidden the drug in her body, arrived in the city on a flight from Lagos via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The suspect, who was said to have been intercepted by customs officers, claimed to be a businesswoman and was said to be acting suspiciously, shortly after her arrival on Thursday, April 18, South China Morning Post reports.
Legit.ng previously reported that foreign objects was confirmed in her body when she was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Yau Ma Tei for a chek-up.
Two hundred and fifteen grams of cocaine contained in condoms and plastic bags was found in her vagina.
The drug weighing 550 grams in total, was estimated to be worth HK$522,000 (US$66,900).
According to the authorities, the woman may discharge more drugs.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, described the death sentence passed on eight Nigerians in United Arab Emirate (UAE) as unfortunate.
Eight Nigerians were sentenced to death in Sharjah, UAE, on Wednesday, April 17, for a string of robberies at money exchanges and cash machines (ATMs) across the emirate in December 2016.
Dabiri-Erewa said this in a statement in Abuja on Friday, April 19.
The presidential aide who expressed concern over the development, however, said the incident was not an actual description of personalities of the people of Nigeria.
She said: "It is an unfortunate incident, but it is not an incident that defines who we are as a people.
”If a few Nigerians have committed a crime for which they are being punished, thousands of Nigerians are doing great in that same country and are being appreciated and celebrated."
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