International drug gang busted with three arrests
The Special Cell of Delhi Police has arrested three Nigerians and claimed to have busted an international cocaine syndicate with their arrest. One of the Nigerians was wanted in three cases under the NDPS Act.delhi Updated: May 20, 2011 01:51 IST
The Special Cell of Delhi Police has arrested three Nigerians and claimed to have busted an international cocaine syndicate with their arrest. One of the Nigerians was wanted in three cases under the NDPS Act. The police have recovered 10 grams of cocaine from him.
The arrests came following the arrest of another Nigerian last month.
"The kingpin of the racket, identified as Chris Chuwuemeka alias Prince, is presently residing in Safdarjung Enclave with his girlfriend. He is part of an international narcotic drugs syndicate involved in supply of cocaine to high profile people in the city," said Arun Kampani, DCP (special cell). Prince's name had cropped up when another Nigerian named Ekene Okeke was arrested by the Special Cell in February.
The police had laid a trap near NCC Camp in Safdarjung Enclave from where Prince was nabbed and 10 grams of cocaine recovered from him. He was subjected to sustained interrogation during which he revealed that he used to supply cocaine to high profile persons, particularly in reputed hotels, clubs and pubs.
In a separate case, the police arrested two Nigerian Dennis Sopuluchukwu and Azubuogu Ekene Patrick. Both the accused belong to middle class families from Nigeria.Dennis Sopuluchukwu was staying in Dwarka since the past one-and-half-year and Azubuogu Ekene Patrick was staying in Mumbai. They were ostensibly involved in garment business but were actually into drug peddling. They were working for Prince.
Police said Prince has a huge network of drug suppliers who help him obtain fine quality cocaine from Afghanistan and smuggle it to India.
First Published: May 19, 2011 22:44 IST