Indian police arrest Nigerian businessman with N31m drugs

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Indian police arrest Nigerian businessman with N31m drugs

 

The Anti-Narcotic Cell of Mumbai crime branch has arrested a 34-year-old Nigerian businessman and seized 192 grams of cocaine worth Rs 57 lakh (N31 million) from him.

The accused has been identified as Okeke Chinonso Goodluck, 34, and currently a resident of Khairani Road in Marol.

According to the Indian police, the accused used to buy wigs from Mumbai, and sell them in Nigeria, but the pandemic made him a drug carrier.

Indian police  said he used to work as a handler and earn 25,000-30,000 per 100 grams.

The accused was living in the country since last month.

The police claimed that the suspect was supplying drugs to local smugglers across Mumbai city and its suburbs.

According to the police, the Kandivli unit of the ANC was patrolling the western suburbs areas on Wednesday, February 22, at around 1.30 pm, when the team found Goodluck’s movement suspicious.

A search by the police team led to recovery of the drugs.

Indian police arrest Nigerian businessman with N31m drugs

Deputy Commissioner of Police (ANC) Datta Nalawade said they have registered a case under relevant sections of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.

He said the accused was produced in court and has been remanded in police custody.

“We are checking the syndicates and foreign links, cocaine supply links and routes of the international links.”