Slovakia’s Anti-drug Office arrested a 46-year-old Nigerian at Bratislava Airport on December 31 on suspicion of importing cocaine into Slovakia, police spokesperson Martin Korch announced on January 5.
Police officers say that the man, who had arrived on a flight from Girona, Spain, was hiding cocaine capsules containing a total of 300 grams inside his body. The suspect now faces drug charges for which, if found guilty, he could be sentenced to up to 20 years in jail.
The seized cocaine, thought to be destined for the Austrian market, could have been worth up to €115,000. The suspect is now being held in custody on the grounds that he may attempt to flee, but his lawyer has filed a complaint against the decision.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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6. Jan 2010 at 10:00