India arrests Nigerian Okonkwo with ingested cocaine

Monday Tony Okonkwo

India’s Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has recovered 1.3 kilograms of fine quality Colombian cocaine stashed in 90 capsules from the stomach of a Nigerian , who had come to Delhi from Lome, Togo.

According to The Times of India, the accused was taken to hospital where an X-ray confirmed the presence of foreign bodies in his stomach. He was kept in the hospital for two days during which he expelled 90 capsules containing 1.3kg cocaine.

The Nigerian was identified as Monday Tony Okonkwo. He arrived IGI airport in an Ethiopian Airlines plane on February 6.

“When we conducted a thorough search of his body and baggage, he denied having any drugs or banned substance with him. However, the NCB team got suspicious when he said that he had come to India regarding his business of wigs and hair, but was found travelling on a tourist visa,” said Rajender Pal Singh, deputy director general, NCB.

Tony was taken to Safdarjung hospital where an X-ray confirmed the presence of foreign bodies in his stomach. During interrogation, the man revealed that he had ingested the drug capsules at a guesthouse in Lagos.

“The accused said he took around three hours to ingest the capsules and then took a flight to Lome. He then travelled to Addis Ababa from where he boarded a flight to New Delhi. His passport has corroborated the claims,” Singh said.

Monday Tony Okonkwo was supposed to deliver the drugs to another distributor who would have contacted him once his Indian number was active. “We are on the lookout for his handlers based in India and Nigeria,” Singh added.

NCB believes the cartel is being run by a group based in Peru or Bolivia and is the same one that had employed a Brazilian woman earlier to carry the contraband in swallowed packs.

The consignments were first taken to Sao Paolo, Brazil and then distributed throughout west African countries through carriers. The drug was brought to India via Ethiopia or Abu Dhabi.

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  • Nigerians, Nigerians, Nigerian, haba wa!

    • okpada

      Na waoooooooh. This uncontrolled quest for money is the root of all evil

  • OJAY

    This get rich quick syndrome is causing some greedy men & women of Nigeria origin to commit criminal offence thus giving Nigeria a bad name. Must this drug business always have Nigerian connection? How I wish this guy was caught in Thailand or Malaysia, then this would’ve been the end of his avarice ambition.

  • Akin Adedotun

    Do you blame the guys and his cohorts… The society is our problem, it appreciate only successful ones only espeviallif you have money to throw around…The society care less about your knowledge, wisdom, intellect unless you can back it with money. But patience is key and many are not ready for that one either…

    • Apostel

      you are more than an illiterate mumu. People like you celebrate the Jonathans, Iboris, Saraki’s as heroes and saints and you blame the “Society”.
      You and your cohorts of acceptors, you all are the problem.

      • Akin Adedotun

        What are the insults on ‘illetracy’ and ”mumu’ for, We are discussing an issue and solution being suggested that we need to educate the society to treat these people as lepers rather than Heroes. Even the ones you mentioned are worshiped by their people thus the drug boy wants to be adored by the society thus the craze for quick money.

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  • Abubakar Bello

    Give them their Land of Biafra and Let them continue their drug cartel expansion.

    But it is end of the road for Okonkwo.

    • Sitanda

      Shut up…
      You insane followers of the Arab nonsense islam destroyed Nigeria in the first place…

      • Alpa Edmond Goodman

        ,,,,,,,,, And trading ,, HARD -DRUG is the alternative . Are you one of them .

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  • bobisa

    But dem swear for this stupid Igbo people abi na wetin self. Enough of this global disgrace now !!!!!

    • Peter O Peters

      Let them go! He who lives with a thief is a thief. Support Biafra.

  • bobisa

    Death sentence should just be the punishment shi ke nah.