Nigeria uncovers cocaine-stuffed roasted chicken
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - The roasted chickens had an unusual stuffing - US$150,000 (S$187,095) worth of cocaine, according to Nigerian police.
A Nigerian mechanic who struggled in Brazil for more than six years had hoped the drugs would buy him a life of luxury in his native land, Nigerian authorities said on Monday.
"This was like a retirement plan for him," said Mr Mitchell Ofoyeju, spokesman for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
The accused was arrested over the weekend at the airport in Lagos after he came in from Sao Paulo with 2.6kg of cocaine, Mr Ofoyeju said. Photos from the agency showed egg-shaped packages wrapped in gold aluminium foil and tucked into the browned chickens.