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Maharashtra: Nigerian held with drugs worth Rs 10.3 lakh in Navi Mumbai

Updated on: 18 August,2023 06:42 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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The Navi Mumbai police in Maharashtra said, acting on a tip-off, the police's anti-narcotics cell (ANC) laid a trap in Taloja area and intercepted the suspect

Maharashtra: Nigerian held with drugs worth Rs 10.3 lakh in Navi Mumbai

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The Navi Mumbai police in Maharashtra have arrested a 39-year-old Nigerian man for alleged possession of mephedrone worth Rs 10.3 lakh, an official said on Friday, reported the PTI.


Acting on a tip-off, the police's anti-narcotics cell (ANC) laid a trap in Taloja area in Navi Mumbai and intercepted the accused Onenka Clement Igboije on Thursday, the official from Taloja police station told the PTI.


The ANC team recovered 103 gm of mephedrone worth Rs 10.30 lakh from the man's possession, he said.


An offence under the Narcotic Drugs Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered against the accused and a probe has been initiated to find out how and from whom he had sourced the contraband and about his customers, the official said, according to the PTI.

Meanwhile, in an another incident, Mumbai Police on Thursday said that it was successful in busting an interstate drug racket after receiving an initial information about a group of people who were to reach Mumbai as part of sale and purchase of drugs.

According to the Mumbai Police, the officials of the Mumbai Crime Branch's Unit 6 had got a tip off that some people were to come to Mumbai with drugs, the officials of the unit 6 and the Mumbai Crime Branch began working on the tip off and laid a trap at Mulund check naka.

"Multiple teams of unit 6 of crime branch and other Mumbai Crime Branch units were formed that were deputed at different locations around Mulund check naka. The officials spotted two suspicious cars in which around 8 people including a woman were travelling," an official said.

The police apprehended, the people in travelling in the cars and initially detained them. Checks were conducted on them that resulted in recovery of drugs.

Further investigations reveled that in Chembur, the money they allegedly earned from the sale of drugs was kept in a house, an official said.

A team of police officials reached the spot and made a recovery of the alleged drug money and further learnt that one of their aide resided in Kurla area of Mumbai.

A team of police officials rushed to his house and allegedly made a recovery of drugs from his house, he have been placed under arrest. The police also seized a two-wheeler belonging to him for further investigations, the police said. 

"In the entire operation the officials of the Mumbai Crime Branch have made a seizure of MD drugs weighing 350.23 grams worth over Rs 70.04 lakh and 45 grams of Charas valuing over Rs 1.35 lakh. The total amount of the seizure values to over Rs 71.39 lakh," the official said.

(with PTI inputs)

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