Nigerian Serving 15 Yrs For Cocaine, Cannabis In UK Told To Also Pay £1.2M

by Kim Boateng Posted on September 29th, 2017

Patrick Udensi, 36, a jailed Nigerian cocaine and cannabis smuggler who imported drugs worth millions of pounds into the UK has landed in more trouble after being ordered by a judge to also hand over 1.2 million pounds or have seven years added to his 15-year prison sentence.

A judge has told Patrick Udensi from North London, to pay the sum after National Crime Agency (NCA) officers discovered he had valuable assets in Nigeria.

Nigerian national Patrick Udensi is serving a 15-year prison sentence after smuggling parcels of cocaine and cannabis with street value of £1.8m to addresses in North London.

Patrick Udensi laundered the proceeds of his crimes by buying car parts in the UK and shipping them to Nigeria where they were sold on the open market on his behalf.


Photo: Patrick Udensi

According to a report by the National Crime Agency (NCA), If Patrick Udensi fails to pay cash equal to the value of his Nigerian assets, which the NCA successfully argued in court were the benefit of a criminal lifestyle, he will have seven years and six months added to his sentence and will still owe the money when he comes out.

Patrick Udensi was convicted in 2015 following an NCA investigation. An associate, John Arinze Nwosu, 44, from Edgebaston, Birmingham, absconded before trial and was sentenced to five years in prison in his absence.

The NCA are currently on the trail of Nwosu, his accomplice.

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