Nigerian Man Arrested In South Korea For Smuggling Meth Worth $1.7M

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South Korean Police said Wednesday they have arrested a 46 year-old Nigerian for smuggling large amounts of methamphetamines, also called meth, into the country through international mail from China.

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

The Nigerian yet to be identified is being detained by the Gyeongnam Provincial Police Agency in Seoul.


Yonhap, the Korean news agency said the Nigerian, twice last week, and via post, attempted to smuggle into the country 605 grams of meth , worth some 2 billion won (US$1.77 million). The drug was hidden in women’s cosmetic products.

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

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

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