Thursday, September 15, 2016

Nigerian man arrested with 100 capsules of cocaine in his stomach in Lagos

A Nigerian man, who resides in Pretoria, South Africa, identified as Abiodun Israel Banjo has been arrested by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, after he was found with parcels of illicit drugs, tested to be methamphetamine.
Banjo was arrested with the banned drug at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, and was operated by doctors who retrieved 100 capsules of cocaine valued at N31 million from his stomach.


A policeman who was present at the operation room told reporters at the airport, “I was assigned to stand guard on the accused at the hospital. He had just been referred by the airport police officers after he was suspected of smuggling capsules containing drugs in his stomach.


“As many as 100 capsules containing drugs were found. I seized and handed them over to the anti-narcotics department.”

“The court found him guilty and ordered him to pay Dh100,000 worth of fine.

“He was convicted of smuggling drugs via transit sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.

“The drug was confiscated and the court ordered that he should be deported after the completion of his sentence.


The spokesperson of NDLEA, Mitchell Ofoyeju explained that the arrest took place during the outward screening of passengers on a South African Airline flight to South Africa.

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