Calangute, Goa, India: Calangute Police, on tuesday arrested a Nigerian national – only identified as Chris, aged 28 – with narcotics substance , Ganja, in a raid at the Baga beach. Calangute police later arrested two more Nigerian nationals for illegal possession of narcotics substance in a raid conducted yesterday; The arrested men reportedly do not have passports or travel documents.
The Nigerian nationals, who were arrested in a raid conducted by the Calangute Police, have been sent to 14 days judicial custody.
As per reports, the arrested Nigerians do not have passports or travel documents.
Police Inspector Jivba Dalvi said that “he got information from his sources about the accused moving around the Baga beach selling drugs. A team was formed immediately and a narcotic raid was conducted. During the raid, Ganja worth Rs. 5,000 in the international market was seized”.
The accused persons have been booked under section 20(b)(ii)(a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS Act).
“The accused did not possess a valid passport or any travel document. On illegally residing in India, the Nigerians also also booked under sections 3(2)(a), sections 6(a) of Passport entry into India rules Act, sections 3 and 4 of the Passport Entry Act and section 7(3)(iii) of the Foreigners order Act R/w section 14 of the Foreigners Act, 1946,” he added.
The Nigerians will soon be produced in court for remand. Meanwhile, further investigations on both the offences are being carried out under the supervision of PI Jivba Dalvi.
The police team involved Police Sub-Inspector (PSI) Prajit Mandrekar, PSI Mayur Bandekar, police constables Prasadhan Talkar, Goraksh Shetkar, Krutesh Kalshavkar and other staff.