- Four Nigerians have been arrested in India for alleged possession of a banned substance
- The banned substance allegedly found in possession of the young Nigerians is worth over N54 million
- A case has been registered against the accused Nigerians in a police station in the country
The police in India have reportedly arrested four Nigerians for alleged possession of a banned substance, 747-gram cocaine, which is reportedly worth Rs1.49 crore.
A crore in India means ten million. This implies that the substance is worth Rs10.49 million. Using the Google exchange calculator, the amount is N54,192,745.32 (over N54 million).
According to The Greater India newspaper, the Nigerians accused of being involved in the illegal act are:
- Agu Osita (28)
- Urji Phillips (30)
- Ogona Chukwene (29)
- Chris Ajah Chukweneka (30)
The accused were reportedly arrested in Nala Sopara, a town in India, while the banned substance has been seized from them.
According to the Indian newspaper, a case has been registered against them in line with relevant sections of India's Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act at Tulinj police station.
In another related report, two Nigerian students were arrested for peddling drugs in Cyprus.
According to reports, the duo, Onuwa Kachıkwu and Uduak Emmanuel, were arrested on May 6, 2020, and charged with receiving, selling and storing illicit drugs.
It is reported that a total of 17 grams of wrapped drugs was retrieved from the students, one of whom was a lady (Uduak) who was reported to have sold the drugs to the Department of Narcotics and Anti-Smuggling in Cyprus.
Murat Özkırdar, the police officer who busted them, also discovered $3750 (N1.4m), €400 (N171, 140), £50 (N24,192), and 1100 TL in a shoebox in their room. The money is believed to be proceeds of illicit drugs sales.
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