Saturday, November 27, 2021

MUMBAI: Cocaine worth crores of rupees seized

(Signal Reader) Mumbai. The Bandra unit of the anti-drug cell of the Crime Branch has arrested a major supplier of drugs and recovered cocaine worth crores of rupees. The arrested persons were Nigerian nationals and were supplying drugs in disguise of selling clothes in high profile areas of Mumbai. Police suspect the suspect is linked to a major international drug racket.

In fact, on August 2, the Bandra unit of the Mumbai Crime Branch received secret information that a man was coming to supply cocaine in the Khar area, after which the anti-drug group set a trap and arrested people of African descent (Nigeria). Innocent Lawrence, from whom about 1 kg 300 g of high quality cocaine was recovered. The price of this cocaine in the international market is estimated at Rs. Police have started further investigation by filing a case under NDPS Act.

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Dutta Nalawade, DCP, Mumbai Crime Branch, said the arrested accused were mainly supplying drugs to high profile areas like Bandra, Khar and Andheri in Mumbai. The police investigation revealed that the Nigerian accused masked as a cloth seller and supplied drugs in disguise.

Not only that, but many other young people of African descent are also suspected of being involved in its gang. Police have also received information that their links are linked to some large international drug trafficking gangs. It is noteworthy that in the past a similar racket was caught by anti-drug cells and billions of rupees worth of drugs were seized. Now the police are trying to find out the route through which drugs are brought to Mumbai and who are the people involved in this racket so that it can be controlled.


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