Saturday, February 4, 2012

Arik Air Hostess Jailed For for five and a half years For Cocaine Smuggling into UK

Arik Air Hostess, Chinwendu Uwakaonyenma Ogbonnaya
An air stewardess who was caught trying to smuggle cocaine into the UK has been jailed for five and a half years. The stewardess,Chinwendu Uwakaonyenma Ogbonnaya, 29, from Lagos in Nigeria had flown into London's Heathrow airport as a member of crew on an Arik Air flight from Lagos on 18 December 2011. During searches by UK Border Agency officers at the airport's crew clearance facility, searches of her luggage revealed that she was carrying a rucksack with a false back. Officers discovered packages of cocaine hidden behind the false back. Ogbonnaya claimed that she had been given the bag by a friend and that she was unaware it contained drugs.