Monday, May 17, 2010

"Nigerian politician arrested with bellyfull of cocaine "

From Foreign Policy's Passport blog:
The anti-narcotics department at the Lagos, Nigeria international airport is not fancy. There is a waiting room where perpetrators sit in angst; there is a small backroom with dusty equipment. And then there is the stash room, where all the confiscated goods are kept. And you wouldn't believe the smuggling tactics tried: Inside flip flops, under clothing, and yes of course, ingesting packets of the stuff that eventually come out the other end... to sell. That's what they found today, when authorities caught a politician who had swallowed about 4.5 pounds of cocaine before boarding a flight. What did he want the money for? To fund his election campaign....MORE