Nigerian held at airport with ‘drugs’

July 31, 2010

Immigration personnel at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in the capital yesterday detained a Nigerian national with six kilograms of white powder which, they think, is heroin.
He was caught around 7:00pm at gate-3 of the airport with five luggage and identified as Afolayan-o-Zaccheaus. He was scheduled to fly to Malaysia today.
An immigration official preferring anonymity said that while the detainee was crossing the gate with another Nigerian, the scanner indicator signalled the presence of some metallic things insides the luggage.
As civil aviation officials challenged him, his aide fled the scene but he could not escape.
Immigration officials found 58 small foil packs with white powder inside a total of 10 aluminum packs, his four passports and one ID card.
Three passports mention his name as Afolayan-o-Zaccheaus while the other one as Ronty Aziz and his ID card reads that he is the general secretary of Muslim Friend Society of Banasri in the capital.
SIA sources said they are yet to extract any information from the Nigerian national as he assaults anyone who approaches him.

Courtesy of The Daily Star

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