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12 Feb 2017

Nigerian Man Caught With 90 Capsules Of Cocaine In His Stomach At India Airport

A Nigerian man identified as Okonkwo M. Tony,has been arrested at the
Indira Gandhi International Airport, IGIA, Delhi, India, for alleged
drug trafficking.

Tony, upon his arrest by Narcotics Control Bureau sleuths earlier this
week, had swallowed 90 capsules of cocaine. The drugs were found in
his stomach during a routine search.

Tony was apprehended after he landed at the airport from Ethiopia's
capital Addis Ababa and had been admitted to a hospital by the sleuths
of the Delhi Zonal unit of the Narcotics Control Bureau. A joint
commissioner, crime, Ravindra Yadav, told The Hindu the suspect
ejected 90 cocaine-filled capsules weighing 1.3kg in two days.

According to him, Tony had initially misled the sleuths saying he had
come to India for business purpose while carrying a tourist visa. He
was admitted to a hospital and after medical intervention, he ejected
the drug-filled capsules.

He told investigators
that he had swallowed these at a guest house in Lagos and then reached
Addis Ababa via Lome (Togo).

He was apprehended as soon as he landed here from the Ethiopian
capital. Tony was supposed to hand over the drug capsules to another
Nigerian national here, whom the agency has been trailing. Tony has
been arrested under provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic
Substances (NDPS) Act. This is the fourth case of seizure of cocaine
by the NCB in Delhi in the last one month.

"The method of smuggling after swallowing the drug is not easy to
detect as it is hard to identify any concealment inside the body,"
Yadav said

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