The two women, who are housewives, were in possession of 2.635 kilogrammes of cocaine at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, while attempting to board a Qatar Airways flight to China.
One of the women, Alaka Deborah Uzoma, 47 years old, was found with 1.180 kilogrammes of cocaine. She inserted 260 grammes of cocaine in her private part and ingested 60 wraps weighing 920 grammes.
The other suspect, Chukwujekwu Chinyere Priscilla, 45 years old, was caught with 1.455 kilogrammes of cocaine. She packed 59 wraps on her body, inserted one parcel in her vagina weighing 1.285 kilogrammes and ingested 10 wraps weighing 170 grammes.
The NDLEA commander at the Lagos Airport, Mr. Hamza Umar, described the suspects as being desperate: “These women are curiously desperate for ingesting drugs, packing some on their bodies and inserting in their vagina.
Both suspects hail from Anambra State, NDLEA said.