A Nigerian national identified as Grant Victor Ikenna, has been arrested by the narcotics intelligence bureau of the CID for smuggling Methamphetamine (crystal meth) in Chennai, India.
According to the Times of India, the 32-year-old suspect was arrested for illegal trafficking under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
A special team led by AD Sakkaravarthy, DSP, arrested the suspect near Chennai Central Railway Station entrance on Wall Tax Road on Monday and seized 59 gm of the drug worth ₹3.25 Lakh.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Ikenna had come to India on a tourist visa in 2014 that expired in 2015. However, he continued to stay here.
Ikenna had been arrested under the Foreigners Act by Perundurai police in Erode for overstaying his visa and was released on bail in October, 2022.
It was further gathered that the Nigerian national was arrested in 2019 in connection with smuggling of drugs to Doha, Qatar which was seized at Andheri Mumbai.
Police registered a case under Sections 8(c) r/w 22(C) of the NDPS Act, 1985. Further investigation is being conducted.
Mahesh Kumar Agarwal, ADGP, said, the general public can share information of illegal sale and trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances through helpline 10581 and on Whatsapp number 9498410581 or through e-mail ID: email@example.com.
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