Nigerian Drug Peddler Arrested With Cocaine Worth N10m In India

Police in India have arrested a suspected Nigerian drug peddler, Ojengwa Emmanuel Osondu and seized 5 grams of cocaine worth Rs. 60,000 (over N10m) from his possession.

On Wednesday, January 25, 2023, Hyderabad’s Narcotic Enforcement Wing agents and the Bahadurpura police arrested Mumbai resident Osondu, 34, while he was selling a cocaine sample to Level Arjun, a local drug dealer, in Bahadurpura.

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The police said that Emmanuel Osandu, of Enugu state, came to India in 2016 on a student visa and has been residing in Mumbai since.

He was previously arrested by the Goregaon police in December 2020 in an NDPS Act case.

Besides the contraband, the police seized his mobile phone. They are in the process of identifying Arjun and other peddlers and consumers, a press release issued by H-New DCP Gummi Chakravarthy stated.

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