INDIA Arrest Nigerian Dealer. Seize Cocaine, Cars, Phone. A Nigerian living in India on a business visa in the garb of doing garments business was arrested on charges of drug peddling and carrying out drug trade in the city. The arrested has been identified as 25-year-old Gabriel Aja O, a native of Port Harcourt in Nigeria, living in Sainikpuri.
Police recovered 20 grams of cocaine besides two cell phones and car from the accused. A team of the North Zone Task Force caught the accused on Friday evening near Secunderabad Club while he was waiting for a customer to deliver the contraband.
Another accused, Emeka, a native of Nigeria living in Pune, is at large, police said. Police said the accused arrived in India in October 2016 on a business visa. He used to travel between Delhi and Hyderabad and stay with Nigerian friends. In the process, he developed contacts with drug peddlers.
Finding it lucrative, Gabriel completely shifted to Hyderabad and spread his network across the country. He used to procure cocaine from Pune-based drug ring operated by the Nigerians and sold the contraband to small time drug peddlers besides selling it directly to the drug abusers.
Though he took elaborate care, such as using his own dialect and selling the contraband through agents to conceal his identity, sleuths of the task force tracked and nabbed him.
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