Nigerian arrested for smuggling meth worth $1.7M in South Korea

The report further revealed that the drug was hidden in women’s cosmetic products and each parcel was delivered via international express mail.

According to a report by Punch, the Gyeongnam Provincial Police Agency in South Korean made this known on Wednesday, June 13, 2017.

The police also disclosed that the Nigerian nationality, a 46 year-old, was arrested smuggling large amounts of meth valued at $1.7million, into the country through international mail from China.

Yonhap, a Korean news agency said twice last week, the Nigerian attempted to smuggle into the country 605 grams of meth worth 2 billion won (US$1.77 million).

The volume of meth he tried to sneak into Korea is large enough for about 20,000 people, the police said.

As the police continue investigation on if the suspect had any accomplices, it was revealed that an intelligence report about possible drug smuggling had been earlier received by the police before it was intercepted at Incheon International Airport and impounded.

The suspect reportedly lives in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, and has a blue-collar job, received the mail from China through Cambodia.


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