South African man arrested with 77 drug capsules in stomach

February 14, 2009

Addis Ababa, February 14 (WIC) – More than 77 drug capsules were found in the stomach of a South African man who was traveling from Dubai to Tanzania on the Ethiopian Airlines.

Federal police crime prevention and control main department deputy head, Commander Tsegaye Woldehiwot told WIC that the man was apprehended at the Bole International Airport by members of Aireport Checkpoint Deug Control Division.   

Federal police hospital medical director, Dr. Commander Bahiru Alemayehu said that the individual was admitted to the hospital after he was apprehended he caught.    

The medical director said that the stated numbers of drug capsules were taken out of the convict’s stomach with medical treatment.   

Meanwhile, the federal police announced that a large amount of cannabis was seized while being smuggled to Britain in more than 40 mail bags via the Ethiopian postal service.