Published November 17, 2014
A mother and her two six-year-old twins were found with cocaine stuffed down their underwear as they tried to board a plane bound for London, Nigerian police said Saturday.
A spokesman for Nigeria's Drug Law Enforcement Agency said the woman and her husband were arrested after the find.
"Although the man was not found with any drugs, his wife and two children, who are twins aged six years, were found with cocaine hidden in their underwear," the spokesman said.
The woman was carrying more than 6.6 pounds of cocaine while her children carried a total of around about 25 ounces, he said.
Narcotics agents detained the family as they were about to board a London-bound jet at Lagos's Murtala Mohammed International airport on March 28.
"We have released the twins to other family members because they are minors and innocent while their parents will soon be taken to court for drug trafficking," the spokesman added.