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02 December 2023

1kg cocaine in 56 capsules swallowed

The court was convinced by his logic. (Shutterstock)

By Eman Al Baik

A Nigerian visitor allegedly contained, in his digestive organs, close to 1kg of cocaine stuffed in 56 capsules, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

A customs officer suspected SK, 30, when he arrived at Dubai International Airport from Brazil.

“Searching him and his luggage I did not find anything. However, examining his body by x-ray, I noticed strange substances in his digestive organ.

Confronting him, he admitted to transporting cocaine stuffed in capsules,” said the officer.

The 56 capsules contained a total of 929.82gm. The court will give its verdict on March 15.

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