Lagos based Nigerian drug kingpin ran one of the largest drug smuggling rings in America
“A Nigerian man, based in Lagos Island, Lagos in Nigeria, ran one of the largest drug smuggling networks ever discovered in the U.S, prosecutors say. The Nigerian was extradited from Nigeria last and is to be sentenced in July after pleading guilty earlier this year. Prosecutors say that the man, nicknamed ‘Papa’, ran a drug ring from Nigeria which recruited Nigerians born in the U.S to smuggle drugs into the U.S. by swallowing capsules filled with heroin. The couriers would fly from Nigeria to Europe and then on to some major cities in the U.S like New York, Maryland, Houston and Atlanta. where they would pass out the dozens of pellets that were in their stomachs.