A female pilgrim, Binuyo Basira Iyabo, has been arrested by the officers of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), for possession of drugs.
Iyabo was apprehended at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja, where she reportedly excreted 76 pellets of cocaine, Daily Post reports.
The NDLEA commander stationed at the airport told newsmen that the suspect is still being held for close observation.
While stating what motivated her to commit the crime, Iyabo, who is an indigene of Kwara State said she embarked on her mission due to an offer of N1 million.
“I wanted to expand my cosmetic business but I have no money. My sponsor offered to foot my expenses to Saudi on pilgrimage."
“I was excited until I was asked to take drugs along. I wanted to decline but considering the offer of a million naira, I accepted", she said