DUBAI: Eight suspects heading for Asian and African countries were arrested at different airports with 16 kg of cocaine all together found in the lining of handbags, disguised as buttons and hidden in underwear on a tip from Dubai police.
One of the two women was on her way to Angola with stashed 8.8 kg of cocaine in the lining of a number of handbags. The other woman was arrested in Karachi with 1.9 kg of the drug in her luggage.
Authorities at Lagos Airport arrested an African smuggling 1.4 kg of cocaine shaped into buttons. Two other Africans were detained at Lagos Airport. The first had stashed 1.18 kg in a wooden jewelry box and the other had 18 cocaine capsules in his stomach. Two men were arrested in Nairobi, Kenya, having swallowed 28 and 26 capsules of cocaine, respectively.
Similarly, a tip-off from Dubai Police led to the arrest of a South American man found in a hotel with 2 kg of cocaine in Dhaka, Bangladesh.