The Delhi Police Crime Branch on Tuesday have arrested a Nigerian national in India, identified as Stanley Bright, from whom 2.5kg of heroin was recovered, according to the Indian Express newspapers.
Police said the Nigerian national smuggled drugs by hiding them in cavities of goods. Additional CP (Crime) Ashok Chand said police received information on August 26 that a foreign national involved in drug-trafficking would be coming to Dwarka Mor. “A trap was laid and he was apprehended. He was identified as Stanley Bright (26), a Nigerian national residing in Uttam Nagar,” he said.
Police said three cartons containing garments, shoes, auto parts and bags were recovered from him. The seized drug had been concealed in cavities of these goods.
Police said further that the first carton contained children’s shoes, garments, women’s sandals, baby carry bags and packets of laces. Heroin was found concealed in cavities in the heels of the sandals, bags and cardboard sheets. The heroin weighed around 400 gm.
It was also revealed that the second carton contained women’s garments and handbags, adding that 110 gm heroin was recovered from a cavity in a handbag. In the third carton, the drug was found in auto parts, including filters, fan belts and pulleys.
“The total heroin recovered was 2.51 kg. A case under the appropriate sections of the NDPS Act has been registered,” Chand said. Police said Bright came to India in February 2013 on a business visa and, after expiry of his visa, did not return to his country.
Police claimed he joined another Nigerian national involved in the drug trade. He started procuring heroin from this Nigerian national and started sending it to Nigeria by concealing it in cavities of goods.