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Two Nigerians arrested for ‘peddling’ cocaine in India

A Police raid at a house in Puppalguda following a tip-off, led to the arrest of two Nigerian businessmen and a local woman who have already been charged with peddling of cocaine in Hyderabad, India.

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The Indian Police seized 80 gm of cocaine worth Rs 4 lakh from arrested businessmen Idhu Pius (45), Emmanuel Umudu (43) and the latter’s wife, Leela Shiva Kumar, a finance consultant.

Emmanuel and Iduh had migrated to India on business visas, and had been allegedly involved in sale of the narcotic in Mumbai. In December last, Emmanuel married Leela.

Few months ago, a 30-year-old Nigerian man identified as Basil Okonkwo Ndubisi has been arrested by the police in India for allegedly trafficking in Cocaine and other hard drugs.

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Indian Times reported that the suspect, who also goes by the name Kelvin was reportedly arrested alongside his Indian accomplice, Abbas Mustan Seer Zanjeer Barwala, who hails from Mumbai but lives in Adugodi, following a tip-off.

It was gathered that various narcotic substances were seized from the suspects, in a raid in the apartment they used as their hideout in peddling drugs in the area.

Indian Times reports that the police received a tip-off about two people supplying narcotic substances to college students and software professionals and during the raid on the apartment, police seized 5 grams of crack Cocaine, 4.2 kg of Marijuana and 120 gram of charas.

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A spokesperson for the police who confirmed the arrest of Ndubuisi, said:

“Ndubisi had come to India on a student visa which had expired and he had not renewed it. In 2015, he was arrested by the Mico Layout police for selling drugs and the trial is on.

Barwala had joined Ndubisi to make easy money by selling drugs in small sachets at higher prices. Another Nigerian was supplying them narcotics, and efforts are on to nab him.”

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