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Burundian Arrested With 2.390kg Heroin




A Burundian, Aisha Uwimana, has been arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for trafficking substances found to be heroin. Uwimana was caught at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport with 2.390 kilogrammes of heroin hidden in her hand luggage. She had boarded Rwanda Air from Burundi into Nigeria.

Uwimana in her statement to narcotic investigators claimed the bag was given to her by a Nigerian boyfriend.

She said, “My boyfriend gave me the bag he brought from Tanzania. He promised to marry me and take care of my only daughter.

“We were to come to Nigeria together but he later said that he will join me the following day. I trusted him because he was nice to me.”

NDLEA Airport Commander, Mr. Hamzar Umar, confirmed the arrest.

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