A Nigerian national has been hospitalised after swallowing cocaine during a raid conducted by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in upscale Juhu, Mumbai, India.
According to Free Press Journal, one of the newspapers in India, the high drama unfolded outside a five-star hotel in Juhu on Thursday, January 14, where the NCB team reached while acting on a tip off.
“While gathering information on our ongoing cases against drugs, we detained a Nigerian national who swallowed cocaine during the commotion.
“The Nigerian who is suspected to be involved in drug peddling is being investigated. We have detained him for investigation,”said an NCB officer privy to the investigation.
In such cases, the agencies resort to feeding suspected bananas to empty stomach.
Such concealment of drugs in the body is an old method which is usually used by smugglers while flying through airports.