Indian authorities arrest Nigerian man with over N94mil worth of hard drugs


A 46-year-old Nigerian national has been arrested by Azad Maidan unit of the Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) of Mumbai police for allegedly possessing 350 gram of mephedrone worth Rs 1.40 crore ($189,477.26)

The accused Godwin Egviebo, a cloth merchant resident in Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, was arrested on Wednesday, November 25, when he came to Colaba to allegedly peddle drugs.

“Our informer had given us a tip about Egviebo. We laid a trap near Freni Villa, Henari Road in Colaba on November 25 and arrested him. We have recovered 350-gram meow meow drugs worth Rs 1.40 crore from his possession,”

said an officer privy to the investigation.

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The ANC team of 10 police personnel was led by inspector Dattatray Masvekar, who was reporting to Deputy Commissioner of Police Datta Nalawade.

46-year-old Nigerian national arrested in India with drugs worth $189,000

Egviebo was booked under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985, and Foreigner Act.

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He was produced before the court on Thursday, November 26 and police remand was sought.

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