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Nigerian held for peddling cocaine worth ₹2.20 lakh

The accused, Peter Ubadi, was peddling 44 grams of cocaine

mumbai Updated: May 09, 2017 09:36 IST
HT Correspondent
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The accused was booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.(Photo for representation)

The Anti-narcotics Cell (ANC) of the Mumbai police arrested a Nigerian national from Lokhandwala area in Andheri for allegedly peddling 44 grams of cocaine worth Rs2.20 lakh on Monday. The accused, Peter Ubadi, is a resident of Karishma building in Nalasopara.

Acting on a tip-off received by ANC chief Shivdeep Lande, a team from ANC’s Bandra unit laid a trap and arrested Ubadi from near New Link Palace Building. He was booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. Around 15 Nigerians nationals have been arrested for peddling drugs since January this year.

On April 8, the ANC had arrested two Nigerians in Wadibunder for allegedly peddling cocaine and mephedrone (MD) worth Rs8.1 lakh. On February 7, five Nigerians were arrested for selling 82 grams of MD. Similarly, the ANC held seven Nigerians on January 29 for peddling 100 grams of MD worth Rs2 lakh.