A 40-year-old Nigerian man has been accused of smuggling nearly 1.7kg of cocaine capsules in his intestines via Dubai in transit. A special device helped capture the man carrying the cocaine in his intestines.
According to report from Gulf news, Law enforcement officers at Dubai International Airport discovered that the Nigerian passenger, named C.J had been carrying drugs in his intestines when he was first checked at the special detecting device at the airport’s transit terminal in November last year and immediately referred him to Dubai Police’s anti-narcotics department.
Where the suspect was charged with smuggling 80 capsules that contained a stone-like white substance via Dubai in transit. A policeman claimed to prosecutors that he was tasked with accompanying C.J. to a public hospital to make him emit the drug capsules.
“I escorted the suspect to the hospital where he was provided with a medical substance to help him emit the capsules. He got out 45 capsules over a few hours,” the policeman testified.
Dubai Police’s forensic laboratory confirmed that the extracted capsules contained nearly 1.7kg of cocaine.
Jail wardens did not bring the suspect from his detention and present him before the Dubai Court of First Instance where he was scheduled to enter a plea on Sunday, February 7.
The presiding judge, Mohammad Jamal has adjourned the hearing until the defendant is brought from detention on February 21.
Five foreigners were also jailed for five years each for breaking into a villa and stealing Dh766,000 worth of gold jewellery and cash after damaging the surveillance camera system.
The five men from Columbia, allegedly broke into an Emirati man’s villa from where they stole the valuables in Nad Al Hammar area in June. The Dubai Court of First Instance convicted the Colombians of breaking into a house and stealing. Two Sudanese defendants, who had guided the Colombians to the villa, were also jailed three years each.