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Nigerian national arrested with drugs worth N331m in India

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Nigerian national arrested with drugs worth N331m in India

In its crackdown against the drug peddlers, the Anti Narcotics Call (ANC) of Mumbai crime branch arrested a Nigerian national with a contraband substance worth ?6.04 crore (N331,357,767.84) 

 

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The accused Inusa Godwin alias John, 36, was apprehended with over 2 kilograms of methaqualone, a recreational drug.

 

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The accused is a known peddler and was previously arrested by Azad Maidan and Ghatkopar ANC unit and another by Sonegaon police in Nagpur for similar offences, officials said on Thursday. 

 

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According to the officials, ANC officials of Kandivali unit received a tip-off that a drug peddler would come to Aarey Road in suburban Goregaon, accordingly, they laid a trap.

 

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In the afternoon, a Nigerian national was seen in the area loitering suspiciously carrying a bag.

 

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“He was apprehended over suspicion and during his search methaqualone weighing over 2.014 kilogram was recovered,” said Datta Nalawade, Deputy commissioner of police (ANC).

 

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In the international market the value of the contraband substance is over Rs 6 crore, an official added.

 

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Following the seizure, Godwin was booked under the provisions of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and was produced before the court which remanded him to police custody.

 

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The drug is addictive in nature and initially used to treat sleep disorder and anxiety later it was being used as a recreational drug. Over dose of methaqualone could result in a coma or even death in some cases, said officials.

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