Mumbai: A Nigerian national was apprehended by the Anti Terrorism Cell of Juhu police station for the possession of 14 gram of cocaine valued at ₹1.12 lakh. The accused was caught near Juhu Gymkhana and has been booked under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act.
In a constant crackdown on drug peddlers and suppliers in the city, the Mumbai Police had been asked to stay vigilant to root out the drug menace. Accordingly, all policemen had fanned out and alerted their informers to pass any tip-offs in connection to contraband dealing. During night patrolling duty on July 5, at around 8.55pm, a team from Anti Terrorism Cell of Juhu Police, saw a man moving suspiciously near Juhu Gymkhana's Gate in Juhu area.
Acting on the suspicion, the team intercepted the man for a regular check, and found 14 grams of cocaine, a banned contraband, in his possession. The man, a Nigerian national, identified as Okoro John Orgy, 37, a resident of Mira Road, was immediately apprehended and booked under relevant sections of the NDPS Act at Juhu police station.
Police seized cocaine valued at ₹1.12 lakh in the international market in Orgy's possession and police are trying to ascertain the source of the contraband during investigation. An official said that Orgy has a past criminal record, wherein similar contraband possession cases were lodged against him, one at Azad Maidan police station and two at Bandra police station.
Juhu Police are also trying to ascertain the list of clients that Orgy supplied the drugs in a bid to eradicate the drug nexus and syndicate.