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Nigerian drug peddler passes out last capsule

mumbai Updated: Feb 08, 2010 01:12 IST
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Nigerian drug peddler passes out last capsule

The last of the three cocaine capsules, which were swallowed by a Nigerian drug peddler, was extracted on Saturday.

The other two had been recovered on Friday.

The third capsule, which was stuck between Keninde Rotine’s small and large intestines, passed out naturally.

Rotine (20) was admitted to JJ hospital on January 28 after he swallowed the three capsules when Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) sleuths apprehended him near Jehangir Art Gallery at Colaba where he had come to deliver the contraband.

“Rotine refused to eat anything for four days. It was only when he was told that he would be operated on to remove the capsules that he started eating,” said a senior ANC official.

“One capsule was stuck between his intestines and so it was not coming out. The doctors waited for four to five days, thinking it might still come out when he excreted,” he added.

“The first two capsules came out on Friday while the third one also came out on Saturday. Rotine, in fact, started eating more when he was told he would be operated up on”.

He drank more than three litres of aerated drinks in a day and was also given medication to clean his stomach.

During interrogation, the Nigerian had said that he procured the drug from another drug peddler who is also a Nigerian national and is a big player in cocaine peddling in the city. The ANC officials are now trying to trace the whereabouts of this drug peddler.

Apart from sections under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotorpic Substances (NDPS) Act, Rotine has also been booked under sections of the Passport Entry into India Act as he could not produce his passport.

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