A package from Kenya containing 170 grams of heroin with a market value of Rs 2 million arrived in Mauritius on Sunday 27 November. A sniffer dog from the Mauritius Revenue Authority (MRA) gave signs of agitation near the package containing cream pots of the brand Arche Pearl Cream.
Thus the customs officers examined these pots and discovered that they contained drugs, which were intended for an inhabitant of Flic-en-Flac. Uchenah Phillip Okafor, a Nigerian student, showed up on Tuesday (November 29th) in Flic-en-Flac to retrieve the package.
He had a false identity card and pretended to be a Mauritian. It was when he recovered the package that he realized he had gotten stuck. “I am dead”, launched Uchenah Phillip Okafor to the officers of the anti-drug brigade [Adsu].
The Nigerian’s apartment having been searched, the officers of the Adsu were able to recover the true identity document. Cell phones belonging to the suspect were seized, and they will be examined by the investigators. Currencies have also been found.
After his arrest, the Nigerian was placed in pre-trial detention. He will be presented in court on Wednesday 30 November. He may be charged under a provisional charge of “drug dealing”.