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Drug racket busted in Hyderabad, two arrested with 180 grams of cocaine

A Nigerian national, Ogugua John Basco, and another accused identified as Mohammed Jaharullah, were apprehended from Yousufguda in the city.

andhra pradesh Updated: Aug 06, 2017 20:09 IST
The drug peddlers had been supplying cocaine for Rs 2,000 to Rs 2,500 per gram to the agents in Hyderabad and they in turn sold it to customers for Rs 5,000 to Rs 6,000 per gram.
The drug peddlers had been supplying cocaine for Rs 2,000 to Rs 2,500 per gram to the agents in Hyderabad and they in turn sold it to customers for Rs 5,000 to Rs 6,000 per gram.(File)

The city police on Sunday busted a drug-peddling racket and apprehended two persons, including a Nigerian national, and 180 grams of cocaine was seized from them.

The Nigerian national, Ogugua John Basco, and another accused identified as Mohammed Jaharullah, were apprehended from Yousufguda here, the city police said in a statement.

According to police, Basco, who is the prime accused in the case, is a kingpin of the drug peddling racket in Mumbai.

He came to India on a business visa in June last year and has been staying in Mumbai and doing garments export business, they said.

“From Mumbai, he delivers drugs to the agents in Hyderabad and other metropolitan cities. Jaharullah came in contact with Basco, from whom he purchased cocaine and sold it to his customers in Hyderabad,” it said.

The drug peddlers had been supplying cocaine for Rs 2,000 to Rs 2,500 per gram to the agents in Hyderabad and they in turn sold it to customers for Rs 5,000 to Rs 6,000 per gram, the release added.

Further probe into the case is on.