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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Nigerians top list of foreigners held for drug trafficking in India

According to authorities in India, Nigerian nationals have topped the list of foreigners arrested for drug smuggling in Navi Mumbai, India over the past five years.
A total of 66 narcotic related cases were registered between 2012 and April, this year in the city. Nigerian nationals were involved in 14 of these cases, the police said.
Since 2012, the police have arrested 14 foreign nationals for smuggling drugs to the city and 13 of them were from Nigeria, while one was from Ghana.

Barely a week ago, the police arrested one Nigerian from Kopar Khairane who had come to sell mephedrone rock and powder. Around 25 gram of the drug in powder form and 85 gram in rock form collectively worth Rs 3.30 lakh was seized from his possession.

Speaking to Hindustan Times,  Tushar Doshi, the deputy commissioner of police, said: 
'When it comes to drug smuggling by foreign nationals, by and large all the criminals are from Africa in general and from Nigeria in particular. The number of foreign nationals including those from Africa has also increased in the city over the past two years.'
The police said that these Nigerians work in networks which also operate in other cities such as Delhi, Mumbai and Pune. Apart from their countrymen, several Indians are also working in those networks.

Officials from the city special branch told Hindustan Times that presently around 950 foreign nationals from nearly 70 counties are staying in Navi Mumbai and around 50 of them are Africans.

Amit Shellar, police sub-inspector from the anti-narcotic cell who also reacted to the report, said: 
'Most of the Nigerians arrested for drug smuggling, had come to India on a business visa. Initially, they would export garments from Mumbai to their country. However, when their business would fail, they would trade drugs for easy money.'
'Apart from drug smuggling, several Nigerians were also arrested for online cheating, credit card and debit card frauds among others,' he added

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

IBO people be disgracing Nigeria everywhere. Na wah

Nnenne George said...

Congratulations Nigeria.. atleast we have achieved something,always disgracing our country.

Vivian Reginalds said...

NA TODAY?
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

talk2frankky said...

Na ur people......kikikikiki.
You forget to mention Biafra now abi.

dee boi said...

Na wah... dee

OLAOYE ADEWALE said...

Up Biafrian you guys are just soiling our name home and abroad... Make una kip it up

Linda Nwanze said...

We are still best in everything lol

Anonymous said...

When it comes to drug the igbos come first thing thing has really damage the image of Nigeria..i dont know while this wicked buhari dont want to give the igbos freedom..let them go and see how their drug greed will damage the image of biafra..or president buhari are you now the pharaoh of nigeria?pls alow biafra people go or you will fall down and die like pharaoh

Anonymous said...

ehen, Anonymous is mentioning Ibo. Is it only Ibos that do drug trafficking? Why do you people hate Ibos so much. Funny enof they no send una. As you are calling ibos, thunder in heaven will strike your stinking body into pieces. Onu gbabie gi into two there. Fool

Azazel said...

anonymous may thunder from mumbai fire u shey na only igbo ppl dey travel and besides am not trying to support evil but abeg shey na spirit dem dey supply or sell all those drugs give una dey broadcast d dealers what about d white pigs wu are patronising dem mtcheeeew rubbish

obinna chime said...

whoever referred to ibo people is a fool and a person that would always remain glue to one position i say this because the problem faced by this country isn't just corruption but tribalism also and if they keep saying igbos are bad then they should give us the freedom of ipob

uche said...

Mumu dem see your coments if they make the money and come home you all will be following them like flies

Anonymous said...

66 out of how many people and it's time to condemn a whole race!😔

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