KAMPALA, Uganda—The Nigerian drug lord warned his heroin mule not to deviate from the plan.
“He told me at any moment you mess up with my business I’m going to kill you,” Brian Ameto says. “You know trafficking drugs is not easy, it involves taking life.”
The Nigerian enlisted the 29-year-old in a seedy bar in Uganda’s capital Kampala. Brian was studying veterinary science at university before he agreed to smuggle heroin in return for $5,000 USD. Brian’s first step was to travel to the Zanzibar archipelago off Tanzania to collect the drugs.