Chandigarh Police arrest Nigerian national for carrying 28-gm cocaine

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 24, 2015 14:17 IST

The crime branch of Chandigarh Police on Saturday arrested a Nigerian national with 28-gm cocaine. The accused has been identified as Emmanuel Chukwunonye.

According to the police, during a special drive held on Saturday, personnel of crime branch were patrolling near the football stadium in Sector-17, when they saw the accused coming from the ISBT side.

On seeing the police party, the accused turned towards the stadium gate and tried to dump something, but was apprehended.

When searched, a pouch carrying white powdery substance was recovered from him. The police said the powder was cocaine weighing 28 gm.

A case has been registered under Section 21 of the NDPS Act at the Sector 17 police station.

The police said the accused has confessed that he used to travel from Delhi and supply drugs to the youngsters in discotheques and pubs with the help of his local links.

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