Two Notorious Drug Peddlers including Nigerian National arrested by commercial Street police,Drugs Worth Rs.35 Lakhs Seized:

Pramesh S Jain

The East Division police of commercial Street police has arrested two drug peddlers including a Nigerian National and recovered Narcotics Drugs substances worth Rs.35 lakhs from them.

The accused has been identified as,Okoro Christian Ifeanyi,36,Nigerian National with Rohit Christopher B,28,resident of TC Palya.

The duo were caught near union Street junction while they were trying to sell the drugs to their clients in a two wheeler.

Senior officer told media persons that to curb the drug menace across city a special squad has been formed and were asked to keep a watch on drug peddlers in their jurisdiction police station limits.

The special Anti-Narcotics squad received a tip off that a two persons in a two wheeler are in possession with drugs and waiting near union Street junction, to handover the drugs to their clients.

Based on the credible information Commercial street police inspector and staff rushed to the spot and they kept a close watch on the duo and after getting doubt and suspicious on them the team apprehended them and when they checked their bag they found drugs substances as MDMA with them and caught them red handed.

The team brought them to station for questioning and while they searched the team found 350 grams of MDMA powder,2 mobile phones,10 empty ziplock plastic covers,and a two wheeler and 1 duplicate Visa was found in their possession and after estimating the value of siezed Narcotics Drugs substances the total worth Rs.35 lakhs has been seized.

For further investigation the team took them into custody and during interrogation the accused confessed the crime and it has revealed the African National has come to India on tourist Visa for 3 months in the year 2018 and after which he is staying illegally in the city and is into peddling drugs.

A detailed investigation by the team the accused spilled the beans that he used to procure MDMA drugs from chebuki from his counterparts through courier and the Nigerian National said that he met and befriended Rohit Christopher at Football academy in TC palya while playing football.

After befriending with his help both were peddling and supplying drugs to Nigerian nationals and college students in KR Puram,Ramamurthynagar and other areas and to make easy money and lead a lavish life they were into peddling of drugs are now cooling their heels in jail.

We will question the house owner who has rented a house to Nigerian National and after investigation action will be initiated on the owner of the house for renting a house to Nigerian to stay illegally a case under NDPS Act and Foreigners Act has been registered and further investigation is on to track down their network.

Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant has appreciated Addl CP East,S Murugan DCP East,Dr SD Sharanappa,ACP Pulakeshinagar Sub-Division,Smt.Tabarak Fathima,PI,HJ Shivashankar,PSI,Arjun A,and crime staff as,Syed Anees Pasha,Ashok Tembad,Sathish,Girish, Sadashiv H Belagali,Umesh BC has been appreciated for nabbing the notorious drug peddlers including a Nigerian National who was staying illegally in the city and recovering huge substantce of drugs from them for the commendable and exemplary work done by the Inspector and team a suitable reward will be given to the team he added.