Nigerian gets 14-month jail for possessing 19-gm cocaine

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jun 03, 2015 21:50 IST

Holding a 38-year-old Nigerian national guilty of possessing 19-gram cocaine, the local court sentenced him to 14 months jail.

Additional district and sessions judge Sanjay Kumar Sachdev also imposed a fine of Rs 1,000 on Daniel, 38.

On October 2, 2012, the UT police had arrested Daniel at a check post near the Inter-State Bus Terminus, Sector 17, after they had recovered 19-gram cocaine from his possession. Police said they saw a Nigerian national coming out of the bus stand gate holding white polythene.

Daniel was staying in Delhi since 2011, and used to run a retail business of second hand T-shirts in Tripura.
At time of his arrest, Daniel acted as a courier for another Delhi-based Nigerian, Mike, and was about to deliver the same in Amristar. He even threw the packet on seeing police and tried to flee.

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