A Nigerian national was arrested and 8 grams of heroin was seized from his possession near Law Gate Maheru colony here, the police said today.
Alex Junior Obomanu, 20, presently living in a rented accommodation in the colony, 7 kilometres from here, is a former student of a private university in the area, Station House Officer (SHO), Satnampura police station, Inspector Narinder Singh Aujla said.
Obomanu was arrested under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, he said.
He was produced before a court here yesterday which sent him to judicial custody till July 24, Aujla said.
The Nigerian Embassy in Delhi, the office of the External Affairs Ministry and the District Departmental office of the Foreigners Registration Office (FRO) were informed about his arrest, the SHO said.
Aujla said the police were verifying whether Obomanu carried a valid visa or if he was overstaying.
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