UK jails a Nigerian four years after cocaine were recovered from his stomach

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A Nigerian man who resides in Peterborough, a city in eastern England, has been jailed for four years after 67 wraps of cocaine were recovered from his stomach.

The drug, with the average purity of 77.1 per cent, is estimated to have street value of £82,210.

Twenty-seven-year-old Samuel Nwankwo had swallowed 67 wraps of cocaine before taking a flight from Brazil to London, where he was caught.

Nwankwo, was stopped by Border Police at Terminal 3 London Heathrow as he alighted from a Latam Airlines flight from Sao Paulo last February 11.

A body scan at the airport revealed suspicious shapes inside Nwankwo’s stomach.

Nwankwo was jailed for four years at Isleworth Crown Court and the drugs were also ordered to be destroyed.