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Nigerian man arrested for drug trafficking in India

Police in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh have arrested a 30-year-old Nigerian man accused of being a kingpin of a drug peddling racket on Friday.

According to the police, the suspect identified as Ugochukwu John Obiako allegedly supplied drugs and cocaine in large amounts to local drug peddlers in Kullu.

“Kullo Police had registered several cases related to cocaine and drugs. It was noticed local drug peddlers were bringing drugs from Delhi.

Kullu SP Gaurav Singh told reporters that Eight people, all African nationals were arrested earlier who upon interrogation revealed that about a man who supplied them drugs. That person arrested from Delhi hailed from Nigeria,”.

Singh said that Obiako used a pattern to get in touch with Africans living in India and abroad via social media, to sell drugs.

The accused was also arrested by Delhi Police in 2018 under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) Act.

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