A 39-year-old Nigerian man identified as Ogadimma Igwe Linus, has been arrested in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for attempting to smuggle drugs into Australia.
The Nigerian man was arrested on Tuesday alongside a Sierra Leone national, Conth Abdul, and a Cambodian woman, Han Lis.
The were apprehended by the Anti-drug Department collaborated with Fedex Express in an operation coordinated by the Phnom Penh court prosecutor, Soeung Moneyroth.
The officers were said to have checked out an unusual package, which was hidden among some books being sent to Australia from Phnom Penh. They discovered 993.42 grams of the methamphetamine drug inside the package of books.
The suspects and the evidence were sent to the anti-drug department for case preparation.
KanyiDaily had reported how a Court of Appeal in Singapore reversed its 2015 decision to convict a 34-year-old Nigerian man, Ilechukwu Uchechukwu Chukwudi, of drug trafficking charges, nine years after the alleged offence occurred.