You read that right.
Vincent Chegini Chinweuwa , was coming back to Nigeria his home. He had been gone for 6 years after leaving Nigeria Brazil.
It was time to come home.
But he just loved that Brazilian chicken so much, he wanted to bring him roasted bird with him.
The problem was the that extra special stuffing – it contained over 5 pounds of coke.
That about $150,000 worth of cocaine if you go by US standards.
The cocaine was in egg shaped packages wrapped in gold aluminum foil and tucked into the chicken.
Needless to say that did not sit too well with authorities at Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), the main airport located in Lago’s Nigeria.
The airport was named after after a former Nigerian military head of state and has a bit of a colorful history.
Back in the 80’s, it was known as a very dangerous airport. There were even signs posted in the airport up to the year 2000 that the Airport did not meet the security of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Travelers were robbed right in the airport. and even the airport staff was notoriously corrupt and would require bribes before stamping passports.
It as so bad that for 8 years thatsuspected service for direct flights between Lagos and the United States.
Even today, Nigeria is still known a major transit point for drugs coming from Latin America and going to Europe or the United States
Maybe Vincent Chegini Chinweuwa thought the airport was still like it was back in the good ‘ole days.
In actuality, he thought that this would be his “retirement plan“. He allegedly told authorities that he planned to start a business with the money – presumably the profits from selling the coke,
Instead he was busted with his stuffed roasted chicken full of coke.