India – Nigerian Drug Dealer, Frank Onyedikachi Arrested With 35gm of MDMA

by Bamidele Ogunberu Last updated on April 8th, 2018,

Bangaluru: The CCB police arrested a Nigerian and seized 35 gm of MDMA, which generally goes by the street names Ecstasy or Molly, a banned substance, from him. The accused is Frank Onyedikachi, 34, a native of Enugu in Nigeria.

On a tip-off, the CCB police arrested the suspect while he was selling the banned substance near Garden City College in Bhattarahalli on Keetaganur main road in KR Puram. The police have also recovered three mobile phones and a two-wheeler.

The central crime branch (CCB) police have arrested a 34-year-old Nigerian national who was allegedly involved in drug peddling.He has been identified as Frank Onyedikachi. He was caught when trying to sell Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) drug near Garden City College in KR Puram police station limits. Frank had carried MDMA in a scooter and had parked near the college to sell it to students. Police seized 35 grams of MDMA, three mobile phones, two laptops, a bag and a scooter worth Rs 5 lakh from him. Police said, Frank was regularly selling it to students the last few months.

Nwafor Chima, a Nigerian, who was allegedly found in possession of 263gm of methaqualone powder also called ‘MD rock’, in the Indian state of Maharashtra, fought some police officers in a bid to resist arrest. The stocky Nigerian pushed away three cops while attempting to flee, and eight more policemen were called in before he was eventually subdued.

Indian police claims to have arrested as many as 16 Nigerians, across various cities, for various criminal offences between July 2015 and now. Some Nigerians have also been arrested for drug running in Delhi, capital of India.

Last week, a Nigerian was among the three suspects arrested by the Delhi police over drugs. The accused were identified as Uchenna (28), from Nigeria, Indian Ajay (33) and his associate Naresh Kumar (39), from Mohan Garden in west Delhi’s Uttam Nagar.

As much as 170 grams of cocaine and 590 grams of fine-quality heroin estimated to be worth a consolidated amount of ₹2 crore, about $320,000 in the underground drug market, were seized from the trio.

On Tuesday, India’s Kullu police brought a Nigerian drug kingpin identified as Okechukwu Mathew to Manali after arresting him in Delhi. The police team also seized 1.55kg heroin, worth Rs 4 crore in international market, from his rented house in New Delhi.

The arrest was made following a tip off from a drug peddler nabbed from Manikaran area on February 11.

In early 2014, a Nigerian identified as Okechukwu Matthew was jailed after he was charged to court for being in possession of 20g cocaine.

He was released in 2015. According to reports, the accused supplied small quantities of drugs, mostly in tourist places, with help of peddlers on commission basis.

On February 6, India’s Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) recovered 1.3 kilograms of fine quality Colombian cocaine stashed in 90 capsules from the stomach of a Nigerian , who had come to Delhi from Lome, Togo. The suspect was taken to hospital where an X-ray confirmed the presence of foreign bodies in his stomach. He was kept in the hospital for two days during which he expelled 90 capsules containing 1.3kg cocaine.

The Nigerian was identified as Monday Tony Okonkwo. He arrived IGI airport in an Ethiopian Airlines plane on February 6. In January, a Nigerian drug convict, John Okoro, who fled from police custody was re-arrested.

Okoro, 35, was nabbed by the Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) of Mumbai police. Our sources disclosed that Okoro was arrested from the Navi Mumbai area, where he was planning to flee to another region by a private bus. The court convicted him for a three-year jail term, and he was sent to prison after conviction. Okoro was billed for deportation, but he jumped out of his detention centre.

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