Three Nigerians have been arrested by police in Haryana, India, over possession of 2.4 kg of heroin.
A spokesperson of the Haryana police, identified the accused as Alor Chukwudi, Emmanuel and Nicholas Chidebere Paul, who all reside in Delhi.
“The crackdown on these drug peddlers was made by Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The initial investigation has revealed that Emmuel was staying in India illegally as he failed to produce any document about passport or visa. Meanwhile, the visa of accused Nicholas had expired on April 3, 2020,” the spokesperson said.
According to the police, the Nigerians were found supplying heroin during an investigation of a case registered on March 30, 2020, at Tauru Police Station, where two youth, namely, Rafeeq and Mubariq, were arrested after being charged with the NDPS Act.
It was revealed that during earlier investigation, police arrested a middleman, identified as Sonu from Palwal,
He revealed the names of the Nigerians supplying them heroin.
The information led to the arrest of the Nigerian citizens, which led to the recovery of 991gram of heroin from Chikwudi, 982 gram from Emmuel, and 427 gram from Paul.
The Nigerians have been booked under relevant provisions of the NDPS Act.