Another Foreign Criminal Of The Day: Nothing Could Be Finer Than To Be A 419er
down in Lagos...
Victor Adedun, a Nigerian, has been sentenced to four years imprisonment for attempting to smuggle 107 packages of cocaine, with a total weight of 1.25 kilos, worth £64,200 into Glasgow Airport - in his stomach.
He might not have realised that with that amount of coke in his gut, his increased girth would render him anonymous - certainly in Glasgow.
Adedun gave himself up after customs officers became suspicious of his claim that he was attending a business conference, and the evidence took, er, two days to recover.
His stated motive for committing the crime was that he needed the money to prop up a failing business. It may not have occurred to him that that's what banks are for.
Or, if all else fails, Section 419 e-mail scams.