Smuggler had 1.5kg of cocaine in his stomach

A 48-year-old Nigerian trader was sentenced to 10 years in jail for smuggling 1.5kg of cocaine in his stomach.

EI was also ordered to pay Dh50,000 and to be deported after serving his jail term.

Officers at Dubai Airport became suspicious of EI who arrived on September 20. Searching his luggage, inspection officer Nader Al Marzouqi did not find anything. However, the X-ray scan showed abnormal bodies in his belly.

When confronted with the X-ray images, the passenger confessed to smuggling 85 tablets filled with cocaine in his stomach.

At around 5.15am, the accused felt severe pain in the stomach and released 17 tablets in the airport’s toilet. The remaining tablets were released later.

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