36-year-old Nigerian arrested with narcotics worth Rs9 lakh near Mumbai
Mumbai city news: The police have booked the accused under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. He was produced before the judicial court on Tuesday and has been remanded in police custody till June 25Updated: Jun 22, 2017 10:24 IST
The anti-narcotic cell of the Navi Mumbai police arrested a 36-year-old Nigerian with 178 grams of methaqualone worth Rs8.95 lakh at Kharghar.
Acting on a tip off, a team caught him. It found the drugs on him.
“We received information that a foreign national was coming to sell drugs in the city on Monday morning. We immediately alerted all senior officers and laid a trap to catch him. Our officials were placed at different locations and we managed to arrest the accused near Owa village at 3.45pm,” said Rani Kale, police sub-inspector from the anti-narcotic cell.
The police however, don’t know who his customers were.
“Had the amount been 20 grams or less, we would have assumed that the accused had bought it for himself. But we recovered is a huge amount and it appears that he has a network and was trying to sell it to someone in the city. He stayed in a rented house in Kharghar. We are interrogating him for more details,” Kale said.
The police have booked the accused under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic SubstancesAct. He was produced before the judicial court on Tuesday and has been remanded in police custody till June 25.
The police are now investigating to find out if more foreigners are involved.
First Published: Jun 20, 2017 23:34 IST