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Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by Nobody: 11:18am On Oct 05, 2017
An Australian court will sentence a Nigerian post-graduate student, Jackson Igwebuike on 25 October, after he was found guilty of importing methamphetamine worth $10million to Canberra.

The drug, worth N3.6 billion was imported by Igwebuike to Canberra in ornate golden fish statues in October 2015, but alert security men intercepted the drugs and substituted the ice before he collected the parcel.



The drug could have had “calamitous consequences” if sold in the community, federal prosecutors told the court.

Lawyers for the 34 year-old Nigerian, a graduate of University of Benin, agreed he acted as “more than just a mere courier” when he accepted delivery of about 8.47 grams of pure ice before he attempted to board a Murrays bus to Sydney with the drugs in his bag.

An ACT Supreme Court jury found him guilty of importing a commercial quantity of a border controlled drug in August.

Igwebuike was caught in a police sting after Australian Border Force officers intercepted packages destined for Canberra in October 2015.

His trial heard the drugs were discovered when three 20 kilogram statues that arrived in a shipping crate from China were X-rayed by officers at Port Botany on October 8.

Inside one statue of a fish they found 43 packages that contained a combined total of 10.58 kilograms of methamphetamine.

Federal police had swapped the drugs with an “inert substance” before the fish statue was put back together and repacked.

Taps of Igwebuike’s phones picked up communication between the accused and another man in Igbo and with a freight company based in Sydney.

Prosecutors said Igwebuike used the name “Solomon David” and asked the company for the package to be delivered to an address in Kaleen.

Undercover police later watched as the packages were delivered to the address and collected by Igwebuike, who took them to a second address in the same suburb.

In a phone conversation with another man soon after, Igwebuike discussed transport and meeting places in Sydney.

He was arrested as he stood in a queue at the Jolimont Centre for a Murrays bus to Sydney on October 17.

Police seized a suitcase filled with 43 packages of the drug substitute.

Igwebuike said he hadn’t known the statues had been filled with drugs.

He said he’d been approached by two men in a carpark and asked to pick up some decorative glass items.

Those men later showed up at his house after he had collected the parcels and broke the statues open, before threatening to kill his wife and destroy him if he didn’t take the drugs to Sydney, he said.

Commonwealth prosecutor Edward Chen told a sentence hearing on Tuesday that Igwebuike had maintained he had been doing a favour for a friend and wouldn’t admit he committed the crime for profit.

“The offender does not seem to demonstrate any willingness to accept responsibility for his actions,” he said.

Defence barrister James Sabharwal said Igwebuike had come to Australia to study at the University of Canberra and the fact he would not now be able to complete his postgraduate studies was a form of punishment.

Mr Sabharwal said Igwebuike had worked in the kitchen at the territory’s jail and used his income to make phone calls to his large family, including his wife, in Nigeria.

Igwebuike, who didn’t “quite gel” with other inmates and was often alone, had been in custody since his arrest and could be deported when he was released, the court heard.

Mr Sabharwal said there was no evidence Igwebuike would have benefited from a large amount of money from his involvement.

Acting Chief Justice Hilary Penfold said some comments in a letter Igwebuike had written to the court, which indicated he did accept some responsibility, raised questions as to why he maintained his innocence to a pre-sentence report author. (NAN)

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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by Omofunaab2: 12:03pm On Oct 05, 2017

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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by veekid(m): 12:55pm On Oct 05, 2017
What's his name again jare?

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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by lekjons(m): 12:55pm On Oct 05, 2017
SAY NO TO TRIBALISM!

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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by Pells: 12:55pm On Oct 05, 2017
But he is into business na
If Nigerian government didn't fail him... He would have been working here in Nigeria
Buhari you are failing each day
#BuharyOut

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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by 9jvirgin(m): 12:55pm On Oct 05, 2017
Who do these people this thing? Who swear for these people?

I hope they don't blame Buhari for these generational curse?

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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by EmmyBusko(m): 12:56pm On Oct 05, 2017
Jackson Igwebuike

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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by Rapsowdee01(m): 12:56pm On Oct 05, 2017
TRIBALISTS WALKING INTO THE THREAD LIKE..

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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by Ruggedfitness: 12:56pm On Oct 05, 2017
A tribal war brewing already
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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by sandland: 12:56pm On Oct 05, 2017
What is my own?

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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by GoldenBoi111(m): 12:56pm On Oct 05, 2017
NCAN don park for here!!!

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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by realestworld(m): 12:56pm On Oct 05, 2017
As usual!

any drug related crime must be from the east,

any internet fraud must be from the west,

kidnapping is now trending in the south,
north and bomb na 5&6.

Make this world end self

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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by enemyofprogress: 12:57pm On Oct 05, 2017
What is his name and where is he from? grin grin

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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by Gboyeboy(m): 12:57pm On Oct 05, 2017
NCAN members rushing into this thread to check names like...

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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by cristianisraeli: 12:57pm On Oct 05, 2017

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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by Originality007: 12:57pm On Oct 05, 2017
grin
searching..










Searching.





still Searching











Ok found

Jackson Igwebuike wink

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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by Orobo2Lekpa: 12:57pm On Oct 05, 2017
Wonder which part of Nigeria he comes from with a name like Jackson?

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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by okochaik: 12:58pm On Oct 05, 2017
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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by ThisisBuhari: 12:58pm On Oct 05, 2017
grin grin hahahaha, as usual. he is one of the IPOB terrorist on social media.

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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by Cladez(m): 12:58pm On Oct 05, 2017
Everybody is a businessman until they are caught.

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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by enemyofprogress: 12:58pm On Oct 05, 2017
EmmyBusko:
Jackson Igwebuike
that sounds like a Chinese name

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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by encryptjay(m): 12:58pm On Oct 05, 2017
Smiling grin

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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by PRINCEVICKEY: 12:58pm On Oct 05, 2017
IPOB.......DEVELOPERS

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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by princechurchill(m): 12:58pm On Oct 05, 2017
Igwebuike graduated from uniben and still applied for bsc program in Australia guy ur brain over charge

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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by seunny4lif(m): 12:59pm On Oct 05, 2017
I will never support tribalism angry angry angry angry
Say no to tribalism

but look
Jackson Igwebuike
Ipob citizen grin grin grin
Drugs republic grin grin grin
Flatoooooooooooo grin grin grin grin grin


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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by enemyofprogress: 12:59pm On Oct 05, 2017
Orobo2Lekpa:
Wonder which part of Nigeria he comes from with a name like Jackson?
he is not a Nigerian, he is a biafran

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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by encryptjay(m): 12:59pm On Oct 05, 2017
enemyofprogress:
that sounds like a Chinese name
Yeah, Shanghai people love such names grin

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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by xreal: 1:00pm On Oct 05, 2017
Somebody explain the story to me. Is he a fisherman specialized in catching iced fish?

There are no iced fish where I am from.

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Re: Nigerian Drug Dealer To Be Sentenced To Jail In Australia by sotall(m): 1:00pm On Oct 05, 2017
NCAN.....food don done.

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