London-bound Nigerian man swallows 65 cocaine pellets

12th January 2011, Comments 0 comments

A London-bound passenger has been arrested at Nigeria's main airport in Lagos after having allegedly swallowed 65 pellets of cocaine weighing 950 grammes, the anti-drug agency said Wednesday.

"He was detected during the screening of passengers... and was found to have ingested 65 pellets of a substance that tested positive to cocaine weighing 950 grammes," Nigeria's anti-drug agency said in a statement, without providing details.

It said the 59-year-old would soon appear in court.

Nigeria is a major transshipment point for South American cocaine bound for Europe.

© 2011 AFP

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