Mohali police, in India, on Friday arrested a Nigerian with 150g heroin.
Police identified the accused as Colin Chukvamunia Anoniye, a Nigerian who had been living in Delhi for the past four years. Sources said that Anoniye had come to India on a medical student visa and has been selling drugs.
Sources also said that Anoniye was in touch with his friends in Nigeria via WhatsApp and used to order drugs gift-wrapped. After arresting Anoniye, police produced him before the local court and booked him under Sections 21 and 85 of the NDPS Act.
The crime investigation agency (CIA) wing also managed to establish link between the Nigerian and Taranjeet Singh, a chemist shop staff, who was arrested with 100g heroin earlier this month from Mullanpur.
CIA incharge inspector Atul Soni said, “Taranjeet was getting drugs from the Nigerian and during interrogation, he gave us a tip-off about the whereabouts of the Nigerian, who was living in New Delhi since 2013.” Sources said Anoniye used to sell heroin for Rs 3,500 per gram.
Police sources also said that the accused was using private courier companies for procuring the drugs via sea routes.
Meanwhile, Mohali police have registered over 180 cases under NDPS Act in the district, since the state government has changed.
CIA has cracked over 80 cases in which six Nigerians were also arrested, besides Indians.