A 31-year-old Nigerian man has been detained by the Mumbai Police Crime Branch’s Anti Narcotics Cell on suspicion of being a significant supplier of high-quality cocaine to Mumbai’s wealthy residents.
On Tuesday, July 5, the ANC captured the suspect, identified as Chukwuma Nwaeke, and took cocaine worth N12,606 (Rs 24 lakh) from him.
Nwaeke was stopped after being noticed by a team from the ANC’s Bandra section during a routine check on the Air India Road in Santacruz, east, according to Deputy Commissioner of Police Datta Nalawade, of the ANC.
Nwaeke was arrested and booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act after our team discovered 80 grams of cocaine worth Rs 24 lakh in his suitcase during the search (NDPS), said Nalawade.
”Further inquiries indicate that Nwaeke is among the prominent suppliers of cocaine of superior quality, selling it to those who can afford it. The police have also found that he was arrested in a similar case by the Saki Naka police in 2014.
“There is a larger supply chain, which he is a part of. It is suspected that there are many more such peddlers, also Nigerian nationals, involved in this racket. We are working on tracing and apprehending them,” Nalawade added.