The police in India are having a tough time trying to unlock a mobile phone belonging to a Nigerian ‘ganja’ (marijuana) smuggler.

The police in the city of Visakhapatnam, desirous of knowing the Nigerian contacts announced last night their frustration in being unable to unlock his phone.

The Nigerian, identified as Charles Chuks was arrested Saturday night by the City Task Force with 25kg of dry ganja.

Chuks, 40, who came to India about 18 months ago on a business visa, was living in Hyderabad.

He was the second Nigerian to be arrested for ganja smuggling in the city, The Hindu newspaper said.

Speaking on the incident, the Assistant Commissioner of Police (CTF) I Chittibabu said based on credible information about the illegal transportation of ganja, they conducted a raid near the Government Eye Hospital and nabbed Chuks, when he was trying to dry ganja worth 96,000 Indian Rupees, about 500,000 Naira.

Investigations revealed that Chuks had visited Visakhapatnam and some other parts in Vizag Agency five times in the past few months and he had smuggled ganja to Hyderabad, Nagpur, Delhi and Chennai.

Chuks visited some remote areas in the Agency and established contact with local ganja smugglers to procure the contraband from them, said Mr. Chittibabu.

The seized hemp also was procured from the Agency area.

“We are yet to ascertain the profession of the foreigner in India and we failed to unlock the mobile phone of the foreigner. Though we have seized the passport of the Nigerian, we are yet to ascertain whether it is genuine or fake,” Mr. Chittibabu added.