Nigerian, two Indians arrested over N2.6bn heroin


Nigerian, two Indians arrested over N2.6bn heroin


The Indian police have arrested a Nigerian alongside two Indians for illegal possession of illicit drugs worth Rs50 crore (N2.6 billion) in Dehli, the country’s capital.

According to a report published by the Times of India on Tuesday, the police identified the accused as Christ Jole, 28, a Nigerian; Anubhav Dushad, 35, and Renuka 27, both Indians.

The state Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell), PS Kushwah, said the authorities conducted the arrests on Sunday after receiving information that Dushad would deliver a huge consignment of heroin to Renuka near the New Delhi Railway Station at around 7 a.m.

Kushwah, however, disclosed that 12 kg heroin worth N2.6 billion in the international market was recovered from the trio. 

During interrogation, Dushad told the police he procured the heroin from Jole, who was residing in Delhi’s Shiv Vihar area. The Nigerian was later nabbed from Delhi’s Shiv Vihar area.

The Nigerian reportedly said he used to receive heroin from another Nigerian named Peter, who further used to get the supply of heroin from an Afghanistan.

Jole also reportedly revealed that apart from supplying heroin in various parts of the country, he and his associates also used to supply drugs to other countries like France, Italy, Canada, UK, and the UAE through couriers, the police said.