A 21-year-old Nigerian man has been arrested in India for being in possession of 265gm of heroin. The man identified as Nonso, is said to be indigene of Anambra state.
Nonso, who had arrived in India on business visa two months back and had been staying in Delhi. He was arrested at Ziri market near Sector 39 roundabout on Tuesday afternoon.
The police said that 265 gm heroin was a commercial quantity and it was one of the rarest seizure in Chandigarh.
Upon being interrogated, Nonso said he came to Chandigarh in the search of customers in view of Christmas and New Year holiday. He further disclosed that he was told by an associate that Chandigarh had a good potential market for heroin.
The Nigerian man also revealed that he procured the narcotics from one of his countrymen living at Uttam Nagar in Delhi. Nonso was reportedly arraigned in a local court on Wednesday December 25, after failing to produce a passport, visa or any other document regarding his stay in India or Chandigarh.