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Nigerian national held with cocaine worth Rs 70 lakh

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A 35-year-old Nigerian national has been arrested for his alleged involvement in supplying narcotic drugs for rave parties and seized cocaine, worth Rs 70 lakh in international market, from his possession here.

Acting on a tip-off, the accused, Chima Akuma, was arrested on Monday from near Indian Park, Lado Sarai in Saket, DCP (Crime) G Ram Gopal Naik said.

Around 110 grams of cocaine, that was to be supplied to a person with the code name 'Hunk' for parties, has been seized, he said.

Police said the buyers have code names on the names of trees, animals or planets and the suppliers never get to know their real names.

It has been learnt that Akuma used to attend private parties and visit pubs and clubs to identify potential buyers.

Most of his buyers are young persons, including college going students in south and adjoining areas of the city, they said.

Akuma came here in 2014 and was initially exporting readymade garments to Nigeria, police said, adding in order to earn quick money, he developed contacts with some drug traffickers of Nigerian origin.

He decided to become a cocaine supplier since the contraband is in high demand here. He rented a house in Neb Sarai village in August 2014 and allegedly started supplying drugs, they said.

During interrogation, Akuma revealed that he used to purchase cocaine from a Nigerian national, Joe, who resides somewhere in Rajpur here but he has never seen his residence, police said.

Akuma came to New on a medical visa which had expired last year.

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First Published: Wed, April 19 2017. 22:32 IST