Thomas (Special correspondent)
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Bengaluru said on Friday (December 24) that officials have arrested a most wanted African National with drugs worth approximately Rs.1.5 crore.
Based on specific intelligence developed by officers of Chennai & Bengaluru Zonal Unit, the officers of NCB Bengaluru seized 968 grams of Amphetamine and 2.889 Kgs of Ephedrine at Bengaluru on 23.12.2021 from the possession of Benjamin Sunday @ Antony, African national.
We have been able to seize 968 grams of amphetamines and 2.889 kg of ephedrine,” Ghawate said.
Ghawate said Benjamin was arrested in Bengaluru on Thursday.The drugs were sourced from Mumbai for further transhipment to foreign countries through courier, it added.
The drug was cleverly concealed in a cavity specially designed in three wooden tie boxes, each box containing 165 grams of Amphetamine, two back rests containing 237 grams & 236 grams of Amphetamine and two metal pulley containing 1.811 Kgs & 1.078 Kgs of Ephedrine, to avoid detection.
Benjamin is married to an Indian. He was involved in import as well as export of drugs.
He is wanted in two seizures of 113 grams of cocaine in Chennai effected in the month of September 2018 and 295 grams of methamphetamine in Chennai effected in the month of September 2021,and also in two international seizures of 800 grams of methamphetamines and 559 grams of methamphetamines effected in the month of November 2021 from Australia.
NCB,Bengaluru Zonal Unit has effectively neutralised one of the major African drug syndicate which was operating in the south regions in a unique and systematic manner by arresting him he added.