Nigerian nabbed with cocaine, heroin at Malta Airport

A Nigerian has been arrested by the Maltese police and customs after he was found to be carrying heroin and cocaine.

The Times of Malta said the Nigerian was accosted by officials after he arrived at the Malta International Airport on a flight from Brussels, Belgium after midnight on Wednesday.

When customs officials scanned his luggage, they discovered three packages of cocaine and heroin. The packages were said to have been hidden in a black file at the bottom of the man’s suitcase.

Reports said two of the packages contained a brown powder which narcotics tests confirmed was heroin, while a white powder inside a third package tested positive for cocaine.

Nigerian is in police custody and is expected to be arraigned in court.

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