Nigeria: man swallows 3kg of cocaine

The Nigerian Ndlea, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, have arrested Mr. Uko John Ifeanyi, a 46-year-old father of three children, with 3.349 kilogrammes of cocaine concealed in his stomach.

The report was published yesterday 14 of April on

According to Nigerian website, this was the highest quantity of cocaine an individual had ever swallowed at a time since Ndlea was set up in June 1989.

The suspect had ingested “136 wraps of substance that tested positive to cocaine”, reports.

Ifeanyi was arrested on 9 April 2009, during the screening of passengers on a KLM flight. He was about to leave for Aachen in Germany. He lives in Ajao Estate, Lagos.

The man confessed that he was desperate to make money and revive his business.

Speaking on how he ingested such a large quantity of cocaine, he said: “I am a heavy feeder that was how I could ingest 136 wraps of the drug. Besides, I was desperate because I was told that the higher the quantity I swallowed, the bigger the money they would pay me”.

“I swallowed the drugs in a hotel at Isolo, Lagos, for a fee of 4,500 Euros. I lost my father. My mother is suffering from stroke. I am married and I have three children and nobody is willing to help. My wife was surprised when I told her that I was travelling. She asked me how I got money to travel but I told her I will tell her when I return. I never thought of arrest because I was desperate.”



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