2 Nigerians arrested for carrying cocaine at Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Two Nigerian nationals have been arrested upon a court order on charges of carrying over 8 kilograms of cocaine at Istanbul Atatürk Airport.
The incident occurred on March 7.
The Anti-Narcotic Crime Branch teams of the Istanbul Police Department searched the suitcases and bags of the suspects, who arrived at the Istanbul Atatürk Airport from Brazil’s Sao Paulo on March 7, said Anadolu Agency on April 8.
As a result of the search, nearly 8 kilograms of cocaine, which was hidden in chocolate and shower gel packets, was found, the agency said.
Following the investigation, the police discovered a car painter was the recipient of the drug. The suspect, who took a loan to purchase the drug, was later also arrested by a court order.
The market value of the drug seized in operation is 2 million Turkish Liras (around $352,000).