Nigerian arrested for pushing over $4m heroin in India

By Henry Okonkwo

India’s Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested two persons belonging to an international narcotic drugs syndicate, including a Nigerian national.

According to ANInews the police also recovered over 16.65 kg of narcotic drugs worth over Rs 30 crore ($4million).

The accused have been identified as Babu Lal (Bablu) and Chigozie Foster Okafor (David).

Acting on information, a team of Delhi Police Special Cell laid a trap near the cremation ground of Mangolpuri and arrested Babu Lal with the heroin.

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Based upon Babu Lal’s information, police arrested Okafor at a rented apartment in Ram Nagar, Delhi, where they seized over 16.65 kg narcotic drugs along with a car and a scooter from their possession.

During the interrogation, the police said that the duo revealed that they are members of an international narcotic drug syndicate.

Okafor was reportedly identified as the main supplier of heroin who used to get the supply from a Delhi based Afghan national, whereas Babu Lal worked as the supplier who used to further supply the heroin to small drug traffickers in Punjab and Haryana.

According to the police, Okafor used to send consignments of heroin to other countries like UK, Sri Lanka, UAE, Nepal, Bangladesh, South Africa through courier companies by using fake IDs.

The police further revealed that Okafor came to India in July 2019 on a six months business visa but even after the expiry of his visa, he did not return to his country and continued residing in India illegally.

Delhi Police registered the case under appropriate sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 Act and further investigations are underway.

 

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