The Mumbai criminal branch’s Anti-Narcotic Cell has apprehended a Nigerian man and confiscated 970 kilos of Methaqualone worth Rs 97 lakhs (N54,084,810.80) on the international market from him.
On Friday, January 21, the accused, Joseph Chidibebere Ozor Iwuozor Inusa, a resident of morta flat, 2nd floor in sector 18, Juhu gaon, Vashi, was detained.
The 36-year-old Nigerian national was in India on a visit visa for clothing business, according to the police.
“The anti-narcotic cell and Mumbai crime branch is looking for foreign nationals who came on visit visa for clothes garments business and are selling drugs like cocaine, MD and others.” said a police officer from the ANC on Saturday.
The officials of Kandivli Unit of ANC were patrolling in Mumbai in search of peddlers. On January 21, at 6:45 the team was patrolling opposite the main pump house, Aarey Road, Aarey colony Goregaon east, Mumbai, when they found a suspicious person walking with a maroon bag on his shoulder. The team searched the bag to find two plastic bags with drugs in it,” said a police officer.
Datta Nalawade, deputy commissioner of police, ANC said they have found 970.7 grams of methaqualone worth Rs 97 lakhs from the accused who has been arrested.
“A case has been registered against him for keeping a commercial quantity of drugs with him. He was arrested and booked under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act, 1985,” added Nalawade.
The ANC Kandivali unit team had produced the accused in court on Saturday January 22.
“The teams are further investigating to get the supplier’s chain across Mumbai and its suburbs,” said a police officer.
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