14kg of cocaine concealed in underwear busted in Ethiopia despite the tight measures at the airport due to the COVID-19.
Police have arrested 14 suspects for “trying to smuggle cocaine” through Ethiopia’s main airport in the capital, Addis Ababa.
The Ethiopian federal police said the suspects, 13 Nigerians and one Brazilian, were found with 14kgs of cocaine concealed in their luggage, underwear and some were swallowed.
The suspects had arrived from São Paulo, Brazil, on Monday.
They were detained at the airport, according to Narcotics Operations Commander Mengisteab Beyene.
Some time ago, Cocaine worth GH₵ 5.76 million discovered at Tema port
Ethiopian police say they have seized 39kg of cocaine and 36kg of cannabis over the past three months