Three Nigerians arrested in India for drug trafficking

Three foreign nationals said to be Nigerians have been arrested by the Chandigarh Police Crime Branch in India and seized 204.8 grams of crystal methamphetamine popularly known as ice, when police busted an international drug syndicate

Penpushing reports that the Chandigarh Police Crime Branch gave identities of the suspects as include Frank Nwokeji, Loua, and Jack David llobi Tochukwu residing in New Delhi, adding that Loua had been previously detained in 2019 under the NDPS Act after being found in possession of 207 grams of heroin and is currently out on bail before he was arrested for drug-related activities.

The Chandigarh Police Crime Branch said in similar vein David had prior run-ins with the law and had been arrested by the Delhi Police on previous occasions, stressing that a team of crime branch led by Inspector Ashok Kumar had on March 30 received a tip-off that three Africans, who used to supply drugs in Chandigarh, were arriving with a large quantity of narcotics.

Penpushing further reports the authorities said the suspects had entered India on medical and business visas for a short stay but got involved in illicit drug trafficking and had overstayed illegally after their visas expired.

The Chandigarh Police Crime Branch police said the investigation revealed that the suspects bought the contraband from their country at lower prices and then sold them at higher prices in discos, pubs, and bars in the Tricity area.

Penpushing also reports that the Indian police said the investigation into the case was ongoing, adding that authorities were hoping to crack down on more members of the drug syndicate.

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