Police Bust Nigeria/India Drug Network
Crime it is said, has no nationality.
The Indian Police has made some gain in the quest to end drug trafficking in their country.
On Tuesday, the Times of India reported the smashing of a drug network run by Nigerians and Indians.
About five Nigerians and an Indian lady were arrested by the Indian police during the operation.
According to the newspaper, the Nigerians and their Indian accomplice were found in possession of a variety of drugs, including cocaine, brown sugar and amphetamine.
They were also accused of human trafficking by way of offering Nigerian girls into prostitution.
Arrested by the Rachakonda Police in Hyderabad were Palaparthi Sangeetha, 35, a resident of Sun City, her partner Cosmas Ojukwu, 30, their associates John Okorie, 26, a BA student of Nizam College, Okereke Cyril Anezi, 31, a BCom student of Nizam College and president of Nigerians in Hyderabad, John Paul Onyebuchi, 34, and Ogunka Henry Okechukwu, 31.
Sangeetha, the Indian partner of Cosmas and John Paul Onyebuchi were the first to be arrested. They were nabbed at a bus stop on Sunday night with three grams of cocaine and 200 grams of ganja in their possession.
Based on Sangeetha and John’s confessions, police raided Ojukwu Cosmas’ flat and arrested Cosmas having 10 grams of cocaine, 12 grams of brown sugar, 37 blue amphetamine tablets and 40 pink amphetamine tablets, a laptop, `1.54 lakh cash, three cell phones and an Activa vehicle in his possession.
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Cosmas then told the police about his drug business in Hyderabad.
“He had been procuring drugs from his friend Gabriel, who operates from Goa and Hyderabad. He supplied drugs through Sangeetha, John Paul and Henry,” Rachakonda commissioner Mahesh Bhagawat said.