Taliban authorities have apprehended a Nigerian citizen on suspicion of drug smuggling in Afghanistan.

The Taliban Public Relations Department disclosed this arrest through their social media platform on Saturday, September 16, 2023.

In line with the statement released, the individual in question will face a rigorous flogging as part of his punishment before being repatriated to Nigeria, with transit through Kenya.

“A #Nigerian gangster who entered our great country with fraudulent documentation was apprehended and charged with #drug smuggling. He had ventured into #Afghanistan with the intent of procuring narcotics before transferring them to #Africa. He is scheduled for severe flogging prior to his deportation to Nigeria via #Kenya,” the statement conveyed.

Taliban arrests Nigerian man for alleged drug smuggling in Afghanistan; says he will be "intensely flogged" before deportation