Mumbai: Nigerian national held with cocaine worth Rs 24 lakh

The ANC has recovered cocaine worth Rs 24 lakh from him

Staff ReporterUpdated: Wednesday, July 06, 2022, 08:53 PM IST
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The Anti Narcotics Cell of the Mumbai Police Crime Branch on Tuesday arrested a Nigerian national who is alleged to be a major supplier of high quality cocaine to affluent consumers in Mumbai. The ANC has recovered cocaine worth Rs 24 lakh from him.

According to ANC officers, the accused has been identified as Chukwuma Nwaeke (31). Officers said that he was intercepted after being spotted by a team from the ANC’s Bandra unit during a routine patrol on the Air India Road in Santacruz, east.

“Nwaeke was searched and our team recovered 80 grams of cocaine worth Rs 24 lakh from his bag, after which he was placed under arrest and charged under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police Datta Nalawade, ANC.

Further inquiries indicate that Nwaeke is among the prominent suppliers of cocaine of superior quality, selling it to those who can afford it. The police have also found that he was arrested in a similar case by the Saki Naka police in 2014.

“There is a larger supply chain, which he is a part of. It is suspected that there are many more such peddlers, also Nigerian nationals, involved in this racket. We are working on tracing and apprehending them,” Nalawade said.

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