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Okafor Arrested in Vegas For 2 Kilos of Afghan Heroin Now Detained in SDNY

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, July 24 – Nzelo Okafor was arrested in Las Vegas on June 29 on charges that he tried to import two kilograms of heroin from Afghanistan into the United States. The indictment was in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.  

 On July 1 a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the District of Nevada, Daniel J. Albregts, ordered Okafor released. The US Attorney's Office got SDNY Judge Andrew L. Carter to stay it. And on July 24, SDNY Judge Lewis A. Kaplan to whom the case has been assigned extended Akafor's detention.  

Akofor's CJA lawyer Xavier Donaldson did his best to free his client. He said that Okafor runs a used car dealership and more in California, and that the allegation were that Akafor was trying only for a sample, not two kilos.   

Judge Kaplan was having none of it, calling the government's argument strong, at least at this point. He ordered Okafor detained pending trial, for which there is no date. The next conference is October 7. Co-defendant Uzoma Bonaventure Dire remains at least.

This case is US v. Okafor, 20-cr-373 (Kaplan)


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