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.