2 Nigerians land in Malawian police net for drug trafficking
– Two Nigerians have been apprehended by police in Malawi for dealing in drugs
– Julian Ihuoms was apprehended by the security operatives when his home was raid
– Alex Ojukwu was arrested before Ihuoms’ arrest, but the date of his arrest was not mentioned by the police
Malawian police have arrested a Nigerian, Julian Ihuoms after finding illicit drugs in his home during a raid on Sunday, June 3.
He was arrested at his resident in Area 47 Lilongwe, Malawi, by police operatives dealing with the epidemic of illegal drugs and substance trade across the country, Nyasatimes reports.
notes that Lilongwe police spokesperson, Kingsley Dandaula, confirmed that the suspected substance has been seized.
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Before Ihuoms was arrested, another Nigerian, Alex Ojukwu, was arrested by the police. He was said to have confessed to have bought an air ticket for a 26-year-old Riyadh Randera, who died in Brazil recently.
Randera was said to have swallowed condoms filled with cocaine to evade security but the condoms burst in him.
The chairperson of the Nigerian community in Malawi, Ken Nwosu, called on the Malawi government to impose stiff punishment on drug traffickers.
He said: “I am appealing to government to come up with a stiff punishment on this issue and create awareness on this. In other countries, you will find a warning at the airport that ‘if you are caught with drug, you will be hanged’ that is the law. I think if government came up with a stiff punishment like 30 or 50 years in jail the issue would be control.”