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Indonesian Police Arrest Three Nigerians For Smuggling Drugs



Indonesian authorities on Wednesday said they have arrested three Nigerians for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs into the country.

Police spokesperson, Trunoyudo Wisnu Andika, told a news conference in Jakarta that three Nigerian men were arrested separately between January and March at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta and several apartments in the capital.

Gatot Sugeng Wibowo, chief of customs at Soekarno-Hatta, said officers arrested Malachi Onyekachukwu Umanu, a Nigerian who arrived at the airport from Ethiopia on March 5, with no suitcase or bag.

Wibowo said his suspicious behaviour prompted officers to check his body, and an X-ray turned up some 64 capsules inside his stomach. Authorities managed to force all the capsules, which were filled with a total of 1.07 kilograms (2.3 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine, out of his stomach within three days.

Police also arrested two other Nigerian nationals along with an Indonesian man and woman who tried to smuggle 1.04 kilograms (2.2 pounds) of crystal meth from India wrapped in lace fabric through a post office in Jakarta.

Doris Israel Ijeoma is a journalist with special interest in politics, entertainment, tech and digital marketing. For inquiries, you can reach her via 08097099378.

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