Police detain Nigerian in drug bust at Istanbul airport

Police detain Nigerian in drug bust at Istanbul airport

ISTANBUL
Police detain Nigerian in drug bust at Istanbul airport

Istanbul police detained a Nigerian national who was carrying over five kilograms of cocaine at the Istanbul Atatürk Airport, according to a police statement on Dec. 8.

The statement by the Provincial Security Directorate said the suspect was stopped by anti-narcotics officers at a terminal of the airport on Dec. 2.

The cocaine was hidden in 24 metal cylinders found in two suitcases belonging to the suspect, who arrived in the city from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The suspect was later detained.

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