Two Nigerian nationals have been arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of Karnataka in Bengaluru, Karnataka over drug prodding and seizure of a stash of cocaine and ecstasy valued at Rs 15 lakh (N7,875,969.26).

WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the suspects identified as John Egwuatu Chinedu, 28 and Vincent Ejimofor, 37, residents of B Channasandra in Ramamurthynagar were arrested on Saturday, February 13, 2021, near a police station in the area.

According to report, the house rented by one of the suspects, John was searched and a team from the Anti-Narcotics Wing of the CCB who in turn seized 60 gms of cocaine and 10 gms of ecstasy, and arrested them for storing and selling drugs.

The police stated that the duo allegedly supplied drugs at parties attended by businessmen, students and techies, police said.

Police also said the the Nigerians, who have overstayed their visas, had plans to distribute the drugs during Valentine’s Day.

“The cocaine is of A-grade quality, for which they charge Rs 7,000-8,000 for one gram. The ecstasy’s quality is yet to be ascertained,” police said.

A case has been registered and further investigation is underway.

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