African man arrested in SW China for drug trafficking

08:35, March 08, 2011      

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Police in China's southwestern Sichuan Province arrested a Guinean man trafficking more than 1 kilogram of heroin, Chengdu Customs said in a statement issued on Monday.

The man, whose name was not released, was formally arrested on Feb. 23, after customs police found over 1 kilogram of heroin hidden in his body, said a spokesman at the Chengdu Customs office.

Customs workers at the Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport first intercepted the man on Jan. 20 upon his arrival from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, according to the statement.

The man, with a Guinean passport, looked suspicious but routine luggage checks showed no signs of any contraband, the statement said. Further checks found that the man's passport had been fabricated, which put customs workers on alert.

They suspected the man of concealing drugs inside his body. According to the statement, doctors helped the airport's anti-smuggling team by having the man defecate 60 granulated items, which proved to be 1,009 grams of heroin.

A further probe into the case is under way, said the spokesman.

Source: Xinhua
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