Nab 1. Other “On the Lam”: India Police Come For 2 Alleged Nigerian Heroin Dealers

by Kim Boateng Posted on August 14th, 2017

Indian authorities are holding a Nigerian for allegedly peddling heroin and are on the trail of another for drug related offences, according to reports from the Bathinda police. The Indian authorities have also begun the hunt for another Nigerian simply known as Cheeku after he was named by four persons nabbed with 70gm of heroin as their supplier. Cheeku was said to be living in Delhi.

According to reports, the Bathinda police had arrested four Indian nationals with the heroin. They claimed to have purchased the drugs from Cheeku.

The main accused Ravi Verma, who is serving a 10-year jail term at the Central Jail in an NDPS case, was out on parole. His parole period would have ended on August 30, Rajinder Kumar added. A case has been registered at the Kotwali police station against the five accused persons under the NDPS Act. A team has been sent to Delhi to arrest Cheeku.

Bathinda police had also reportedly arrested two other Nigerians in the past four months. It said one of those arrested had come to the country for studying and the second for business.


The Nigerian Suspect. Name not disclosed by police.

Before this, the CIA-1 wing had arrested Amma Phoona Basil alias Ojho, a Nigerian, on April 18 in case of 500 gm heroin recovery and Franck Chris Bensal on June 9 and recovered 200 gm heroin. Both of them were arrested from New Delhi.

SSP Naveen Singla said, “We will share the details with the Delhi police and soon a joint operation will be launched after the approval of senior officials.”

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