Nigerian man caught with N36m cocaine in UK


The police in the United Kingdom has arrested one Samuel Nwankwo, a Nigerian man, for trafficking cocaine worth £82,210 (N36,331,476)  into the country.

Nwankwo, who resides in Peterborough, a city in eastern England, had 67 wraps of cocaine of 77.1 per cent purity, in his stomach.

The 27-year-old swallowed the wraps of cocaine before taking a flight from Brazil to London, where he was caught.

He was stopped by Border Police at Terminal 3 London Heathrow as he alighted from a Latam Airlines flight from Sao Paulo last February 11.

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A body scan at the airport revealed suspicious shapes inside Nwankwo’s stomach, and he “was then taken to a hospital for a CT scan, where dozens of concealed packages were identified inside him,” the medium reported.

On Friday, August 16, Nwankwo was jailed for four years at Isleworth Crown Court and the cocaine were also ordered to be destroyed.

“He had previously pleaded guilty to one count of fraudulent evasion on the importation of a prohibited Class A drug,” reports said.

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