India Police Arrest Three Nigerians With 220 Cocaine Grammes
The Mumbai Police Special Squad in India on Thursday, December 3, busted a drug peddling syndicate and arrested three Nigerian nationals in the Malad and Royal Palm areas of the town.
The Nigerians were found with 220 grammes of cocaine worth over Rs 22 lakhs ($29,833.32).
They were arrested by the Special Squad of Deputy Commissioner of Police Zone XI along with the Bangur Nagar police.
According to an official, the police, while acting on a tip-off, laid a trap at Link Road in Malad and first apprehended 38-year-old Uche James after he arrived to deliver the contraband on Wednesday, December 2.
Upon search, 10.14-gramme cocaine was recovered from him. He was produced in court and remanded in police custody till December 7.
Later, the police team on Thursday, December 3, brought Uche to Royal Palms in Aarey Colony Goregaon and based on information he had provided, a trap was laid to arrest his accomplices.
Two other Nigerians identified as Emeka Cyprian and Chukwu Joseph were nabbed at the spot. Two hundred ten grammes of cocaine were seized from both of them.
The police recovered a total of over 200 grammes of cocaine were recovered from the trio, who were booked under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, the official added.
Officials from the special squad said the arrest could lead them to other peddlers and help bust the cocaine peddling ring being run in suburban Mumbai.
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