Indian police arrest Nigerian with narcotics worth $2.8m

By Fatai Kasali

A 44-year-old Nigerian national in possession of a staggering 16 kilograms of MDMA and 500 grams of cocaine has been arrested by The Bengaluru Central Crime Branch (CCB) in India.

The seized drugs are Estimated at a value of $2.8 million.

This has been described by the India authority as one of the city’s most significant drug confiscations.

The suspect, who was living in Bengaluru on a business visa for a year, had rented a residence in Ramamurthynagar.

It was gathered that this involves a more extensive drug network spanning neighbouring states in the country.

The police sources said the illicit substances were cleverly concealed in parcels, camouflaged within chocolate boxes, soap covers, bedsheets, and garments.

The police said it suspected the Nigerian, whose name was not mentioned, gathering a massive amount of drugs ahead of New Year parties in the city.

To further strengthen the crackdown, the police have detained the landlord for an act of negligence to report the tenant.

Meanwhile, the Bengaluru police had launched a mobile app recently to help PG owners, owners of lodges and landlords to upload details of their tenants and guests voluntarily.

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