Nigerian Drug Dealer Shot Dead in Indonesia
A Nigerian drug dealer who was a member of a Malaysian-based drug ring has been shot dead in Indonesia reports have confirmed.
The late man who was part of this particular drug ring also involved another Nigerian national and a Tanzanian woman as part of the operations.
All three of them were apprehended while they attempted to smuggle marijuana and crystal methamphetamine into Indonesia, one of the countries with tough anti drug laws.
General Tito Karnavian, the Police Chief of the country confirmed that arrests and the death of the Nigerian to journalists at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta.
According to the chief, the Tanzanian woman was arrested by custom officials as she arrived from Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia, in the early hours of Wednesday, January 4.
138 grams of crystal meth which was hidden in 20 capsules and three grams of marijuana tucked into her underpants, and 66 more capsules of crystal meth which she had swallowed were recovered from her.
The Nigerians were going to receive the drugs from the woman at a restaurant in Central Jakarta when they were apprehended by a combined team of customs officials and the police.
It was at that point that one of them tried to escape and he was shot and died on the scene.