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Three Nigerian nationals arrested in India with drugs worth N44m

The Anti-Narcotics wing of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths have busted a major drug racket in Bengaluru and arrested three Nigerian nationals.

Police arrested the suspects on Wednesday, December 29 and seized drugs worth Rs 80 lakh (N44,260,600.30) from their possession.

The accused told police that the drugs were smuggled into Bengaluru for peddling and distribution to elite customers during new year celebrations.

The sleuths kept vigil on the suspected activity of drug peddlers in the city. After gathering inputs on activities of accused in Bagalur police station limits, special operation was planned and executed.

Investigations revealed that the accused brought drugs from Mumbai in costly soap boxes and kept them at their residence.

The cops conducted raids at the residence and seized 400 grams of MDMA, 40 grams of cocaine, 400 grams of hasish, hidden in 5 soap boxes.

The police also seized measuring instruments and five mobile phones used to contact customers.

The accused came to India on a business visa. They have been booked under NDPS Act and Foreigners Act.

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