CCB arrest Nigerian drug peddler and seize Rs 1 Crore worth of drugs.

Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar

The Anti-Narcotics wing of CCB police busted a narcotics ring in the city, arrested a Nigerian national and recovered Rs.1 Crore worth of drugs from him.

Senior officer told media persons,Our Anti-Narcotics Wing ACP, KC Gautham Kumar received a credible information about the drug peddling going on in a rented accommodation by a African National in Kammanahalli area under Banaswadi police station limits.

Acting on a tip-off about a drug peddler,sleuths from the Anti Narcotics Wing of Central Crime Branch raided a rented accommodation in Kammanahalli area on Saturday and recovered 500 grams of MDMA crystals and 400 MDMA Ecstasy tablets,worth about Rs.1 Crore, from the house.Police team have arrested the Nigerian national in whose possession the drugs were found.

Investigations have revealed that the accused has come to India on a tourist visa and was staying with another Nigerian national in Mumbai, both of them peddling drugs.

Santa Cruz Police in Mumbai had booked both of them in a narcotics case earlier. Out on bail, the accused shifted to Bengaluru,rented a house in Kammanahalli and resumed peddling drugs in a new place under a different name,the probe has revealed.

The accused continued to source narcotics from Mumbai,available at a cheaper cost,and to hoodwink police checking smuggled them to Bengaluru in toothpaste and cosmetic boxes via road,and was selling them to mainly students and techies in the city.

This comes close on the heels of another big bust where sleuths recovered narcotics worth Rs.2 Crore after they arrested two drug peddlers from Jharkhand in Whitefield.

Like in the recent case, these peddlers got their supply of narcotics from a man in New Delhi,who in turn bought them off the dark net.

A case under NDPS Act and Foreigners Act has been registered against the accused and we will question the owner who has rented the house to Nigerian National to stay illegally and further investigation is on.

Sandeep Patil, Joint commissioner of police,Crime tweeted,Continuing drive against narcotics, CCB arrest African drug peddler..seize Rs 1 cr worth Ecstacy, LSD..came on Tourist Visa, indulged in drug trafficking violating Visa hoodwink Police, drugs taken in toothpaste box, Gel bottles.. @CPBlr @BlrCityPolice .

Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant has appreciated Joint CP Crime,Sandeep Patil,DCP Crime-2,BS Angadi,ACP, KC Gautham, PI,Virupakshaswamy,and staff as, Shashidhar,Srinivas,Dyvarsaiah,Arun,Raghu and Manjunath has been appreciated for the commendable and exemplary work done by them in arresting the Nigerian National who was peddling drugs by staying illegally in the city and a suitable reward will be given to the team he added.