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Home / Cities / Navi Mumbai cops arrest Nigerian with drugs worth R3.3 lakh

Navi Mumbai cops arrest Nigerian with drugs worth R3.3 lakh

cities Updated: May 09, 2017 09:36 IST
G Mohiuddin Jeddy
G Mohiuddin Jeddy

Officers from the Property Department and Anti-narcotics Cell (ANC) arrested a Nigerian national and recovered mephedrone (MD) rock and mephedrone (MD) powder worth Rs3.30 lakh.

Ugochukwu John Neadi ,37, a resident of Diva was arrested following a tip-off received by inspector Maya More about him coming to Kopar Khairane, in Navi Mumbai, to sell the drugs.

Accordingly a trap was laid and Neadi was arrested around 2.45 am on Thursday from outside Janvikas Society, located at plot 18A of Sector-11.

More said, “Following his arrest, we recovered a bag containing 85 gm of crystallised mephedrone and 25 gm of powdered mephedrone, collectively worth Rs 3,30,500. He had come here with the sole intention of selling the drugs.”

A case was been registered against Neadi at Kopar Khairane police station and he was booked under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.