Nigerian Man Who Swallowed £80k Worth Of Cocaine Nabbed At UK Airport Posing As Liverpool Fan

Date: 23-09-2022 10:52 pm (1 week ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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A Nigerian man, Benjamin Nwaogwugwu, who swallowed 79 packages of cocaine totalling a kilo worth £80,000, has been caught while pretending to be a Liverpool fan at Manchester airport, the United Kingdom (UK).
According to Daily Mail, the illicit drug was consumed by Nwaogwugwu, who claimed to have been hired by Colombian drug barons, at a hotel in South America before he flew to Paris and then returned to the UK.

The 43-year-old was said to have pretended to be a Liverpool fan returning to the UK after watching the UEFA Champions League final — which held on May 28, 2022 in Paris — when police saw him grimacing in pain at the airport.

It took two days for him to pass out the drugs from his bowels, and after analysis, it was discovered that the cocaine has a “purity of up to 89%” after an examination was done on 19 packages.

According to the report, Nwaogwugwu, said to be married with three children, said some persons threatened to harm his family members in Nigeria if he didn’t transport the drugs.
“The defendant was told if he did not do this, he and his family would be harmed and was threatened. There was a total of 100 packages but the defendant could only swallow 79 and was vomiting blood so had to stop. He was taken to the airport and flown back to France, then onto Manchester,” a statement detailing his plea reads.

“The defendant was under significant pressure to commit this offence but accepts this was not duress. The defendant did not stand to profit financially from this activity.”

He was arrested on June 1, 2022, and jailed for four years and two months after he pleaded guilty to cocaine importation.

Tina Landale, the presiding judge, reportedly said despite Nwaogwugwu’s “clean” record, measures must be taken to “prevent criminals from taking on these types of crimes”.
“You became involved in an enterprise where you attempted to bring cocaine into Manchester,” the judge was quoted as saying.

“You cooperated with it and then you tried to lie your way out of it. Drug smuggling is a vile, vile trade and it’s clear that these criminals prey on the vulnerable and you were exploited.

“Up to now, you had been making a positive contribution to the community and it is clear you are a man of good character and that you care for your family. However, this is an extremely serious offence and there must be a deterrence to prevent criminals from taking on these types of crimes.”


Posted: at 23-09-2022 10:52 PM (1 week ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 23-09-2022 11:05 PM (1 week ago)
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stupid man, he wants to come and buy house in lekki  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 23-09-2022 11:05 PM (1 week ago) | Addicted Hero
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- alexidwayne at 24-09-2022 07:46 AM (1 week ago)
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Since he's a liverpool fan,just pool he's liver out ok
Posted: at 24-09-2022 07:46 AM (1 week ago) | Upcoming
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- kp45 at 24-09-2022 09:04 AM (1 week ago)
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People have mind sha
Posted: at 24-09-2022 09:04 AM (1 week ago) | Hero
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