Pleads Guilty To Digesting 50 Pellets Of Cocaine
By Shane Nolan
October 2, 2011 - An Arkansas man pleaded guilty
Thursday to possession of more than 500 grams of cocaine
with the intent to distribute, following an
investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations
(HSI) and the Metropolitan Bureau of Investigation
Barratt Eni, 54, Little Rock, Ark., faces a mandatory
five to 40 years in federal prison. On July 9, federal
agents contacted Eni at the Orlando International
Airport. He was a scheduled passenger on a
trans-Atlantic flight to London.
Eni freely spoke with the agents and permitted a trained narcotics detection canine to inspect him and his carry-on baggage. When the canine positively alerted to the presence of narcotics on Eni, agents conducted a pat-down search, but found nothing.
When Eni consented to an x-ray of his body, a physician
informed agents that Eni had numerous foreign bodies
inside his digestive tract. Eni then voluntarily
admitted to swallowing approximately 50 pellets
containing a narcotic before flying into the Orlando
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naturalized citizen of the United States from Nigeria, stated
that he was returning to Nigeria to attend his brother's
funeral. He said that a man had offered to help pay for the
funeral, but that Eni was supposed to transport drugs back to
Nigeria for him in return.
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