Peter Chinedu Okafor, 27, ran out of luck early Saturday when operatives of the NCB Ahmedabad, led by Cop Hariom Gandhi, stormed the train he was travelling in at Vadodara Railway Station, and found the drugs on him.
Indian authorities arrest Nigerian man transporting drugs
A Nigerian national has been nabbed by authorities in India with over 1,200 grams of hard drugs and other illicit substances.
This was disclosed in a media briefing Saturday by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) after the bust at a Delhi railway station, Gujarat Headline writes.
He’d cleverly hidden the consignment in the sole of his shoe, unaware that the Ahmedabad NCB team was onto the trick.
Substances found on him include 843 grams of Amphetamine, 65 grams of Ecstasy tablets and 255 grams of another unnamed substance – all hidden in his shoes.
The NCB had yet to ascertain the source of supply, to whom and where the stock was intended and at what rate it was to be sold.
Authorities said the case has been registered against Mr. Okafor while investigation is underway to unravel the entire network.
Okafor’s arrest comes a month after another Nigerian, Eneh Wilfred, was arrested with $1.4 million worth of cocaine by NCB operatives.
Indian authorities have intensified the crackdown on drug abuse/trade, leading to the arrest of over 14 Nigerians in the past five years.