German caught with coke in digestive system: US
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 01, 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.

PTI


First Published: Thursday, September 01, 2011, 22:17


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