3 Foreigners Nabbed with 31.5kg Cocaine at Addis Ababa Airport

ADDIS ABABA – Two Nigerian and one Brazilian nationals were arrested at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport for allegedly trafficking 31.5kg of cocaine.

In a statement, the Federal police said the arrest was made on during the a search on arrivals from Brazil on Thursday.

During a search into the Brazilian woman who was heading from Brazil to Dubai via Addis Ababa, officials found around 17kg white powder as well as 666 pellets of cocaine that weigh 13kg stashed in her luggage.

A total of 83 pellets of cocaine, that weigh 1.65kg, have also been recovered from the stomach of the two Nigerian nationals, travelling from Brazil to Nigeria via Addis Ababa, according to police.

The case is currently a subject of further investigation by the federal police who put the three suspects in custody for possession of illegal drugs and trafficking.