Four men, including two Nigerians, were arrested in separate cases reported from the capital. Narcotics valued at more than Rs 11 lakh, were allegedly recovered from their possession, the police claimed on Thursday.
According to the Crime Branch, 65 grams of cocaine, costing around Rs 8 lakh, were recovered from Nigerian nationals John Onwudiwe (32) and Felex Chineadu (28) after they were apprehended from North Delhi’s Mukherjee Nagar on a specific tip off.
“Onwudiwe came to India in August and was staying in Mumbai. The cocaine recovered from his custody had been supplied to him by Nelson, a fellow national, also residing in Mumbai. He took a flight from Mumbai to Delhi yesterday to supply the drugs to Chineadu,” informed Sanjay Kumar Jain, DCP (crime). Chineadu, who police shared has been living in India since 2010, had moved to the capital in 2011.
He had moved in after being inducted into the drugs racket.
Chineadu was first arrested in January this year. However, he was released on bail last month.
In another case, at about 1.00pm, two people were seen on Minto Road. One was mysteriously carrying a bag while the other was lugging a white plastic bag on his head. After the informer smelt a rat and recognised the duo, they were stopped and searched.
Two persons, identified as Vijay Kumar Kushwah (25) and Brijesh Soni, (40)were arrested from near the New Delhi Railway Station and 33 kgs of poppy husk, which they were carrying for sale in Delhi and Punjab, were recovered from their possession, the police said. Soni was carrying 14 kgs and Kumar, 19 kgs of poppy husk.
“On interrogation, the accused disclosed that they were supplied poppy husk from Gwalior and they used to sell the same in Delhi and Punjab slums. Of course, they’d make sure they earned their margins. They had been operating this racket for the last six years,” said DC Shrivastava, additional CP (central).