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Nigerian held with heroin in Punjab's Phagwara

Press Trust of India  |  Phagwara 

A Nigerian national was arrested and 8 grams of 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, (SHO), Satnampura police station, 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 and the District Departmental office of the (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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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 13:15 IST