2 Nigerians Arrested with 167 Cocaine-filled Capsules Concealed in Stomach
Two Nigerians were detained at the Mumbai Airport in India for smuggling 167 cocaine-filled pills in their stomachs.
The two passengers were detained upon their arrival at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport from Lagos, Nigeria through Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Friday as a result of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) authorities’ suspicions, according to a Tuesday report on an Indian News channel.
But, after bringing the suspects to court, the DRI authorities were given permission to have medical professionals check them for probable drugs intake. However the medical test revealed that they were concealing hard narcotics in their stomachs. The two Nigerians were detained for three days at which time they expelled 167 pills containing cocaine.
According to the DRI official, the capsules contained a total of 2.97 kg of cocaine worth Rs 29.76 (about $2,441) crore, and the two were charged under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, and the court remanded them in judicial custody for further investigation.