Published: February 22, 2021 1:29 p.m.
A body packer transported more than two kilos of cocaine and heroin, which was taken out of circulation at Vienna Airport in Schwechat.
According to the state police headquarters of Lower Austria, the drugs of high quality had a street sales value of almost half a million euros on Monday. The smuggler has now been sentenced to four years imprisonment at the Korneuburg Regional Court.
CT scan showed drugs in the body
The man was already blown on September 19, 2020 during a joint control by the police and customs at the airport. The 45-year-old Nigerian citizen who traveled from Brussels got caught up in contradictions during a questioning. The investigators’ suspicions were subsequently confirmed during a CT examination in a Vienna hospital.
214 containers of cocaine and heroin
The 45-year-old was arrested and taken to the Vienna-Josefstadt prison by order of the Korneuburg public prosecutor’s office. According to the police, he left no fewer than 214 containers of cocaine and heroin of around ten grams each over a three-day period. Ultimately, 1,905 grams of cocaine and 200 grams of heroin were seized.
In the course of further investigations, the man was found to have been smuggled to Austria 29 flights. According to the police, the 45-year-old did not confess to this.
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