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Man had cocaine in digestive system

A German traveller has been caught with more than 2lbs of cocaine encased in more than 80 plastic pellets in his digestive system while trying to board a flight to London.

Christopher Adiegwu was indicted on Tuesday in federal court in Nevada on a count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute.

Arraignment is set for September 9.

He faces up to 40 years in prison and a £3 million fine if convicted.

The 43-year-old was arrested on August 17 after he was stopped by federal officers at McCarran International Airport, from Las Vegas, taken to hospital and X-rayed.

Court records identify him as a German citizen and native of Nigeria who was travelling under a visa waiver.

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