Nigerian authorities have arrested a man at an international airport who was bringing in roasted chicken with unusual stuffing.
It had $188,000 worth of cocaine inside, according to Nigerian police.
The suspect arrived in Lagos from Brazil with the package at the weekend
The Nigerian mechanic struggled to make a living in Brazil for more than six years and hoped the drugs would land him in luxury when he returned to his native land, Nigerian authorities said.
"This was like a retirement plan for him," Mitchell Ofoyeju, spokesman for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency was quoted by the UK's The Guardian as saying.
The man was arrested at the airport in Lagos after he came in from Sao Paulo with 2.6kg of cocaine, Ofoyeju said.
Egg-shaped packages wrapped in gold aluminium foil were tucked into the browned chickens.
The suspect, Vincent Chegini Chinweuwa remained in custody on Monday, The Guardian reported.
Nigeria is a major transit point for drugs from Latin America en route to Europe or the United States but recent security improvements are cutting into that dubious distinction, the newspaper said on its website.