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German caught with coke in digestive system: US

Last Updated: Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 22:17

Las Vegas: The US attorney in Nevada says a
German traveller was caught with over a kilogram (2.2
pounds) of cocaine encased in more than 80 plastic pellets in
his digestive system while trying to board a flight from Las
Vegas to London.

Christopher Adiegwu was indicted Tuesday in federal court
on a count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.
Arraignment is set for September 9. He faces up to 40 years in
prison and a USD 5 million fine if convicted.

The 43-year-old was arrested August 17 after he was
stopped by federal officers at McCarran International Airport,
hospitalised and X-rayed.

Court records identify him as a German citizen and native
of Nigeria who was traveling under a visa waiver.


First Published: Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 22:17
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