Drug racket busted in Dwarka, 2 Nigerians nabbed

Two Nigerians have been arrested for allegedly supplying drugs and 340 gram cocaine worth Rs 3.5 crore was allegedly recovered from them, police said today.

PTI| Updated: Feb 19, 2015, 16:07 PM IST

New Delhi: Two Nigerians have been arrested for allegedly supplying drugs and 340 gram cocaine worth Rs 3.5 crore was allegedly recovered from them, police said today.

 Azubnozu Ekene Patric (38) and Olantude James (45), both residents of Nigeria were arrested by the Crime Branch in two separate operations recovering 130 and 210 gram cocaine from their possession respectively.

 The first instance took place on Monday, after a tip-off was received that one of the members of a West African drug syndicate would come to deliver huge consignment of the banned drug to one of its customer at Kakrola More Bus Stand, Dwarka.

 "On this information, a team laid a trap and the accused Azubnozu Ekene Patric was arrested from the given place where he was waiting for his customer and 130 gram of fine quality Cocaine was recovered from his possession," said Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav.

 Patric was staying in India without valid documents. "A case under section 21 NDPS Act & 14 Foreigners Act was registered in this regard and the accused was arrested," said Yadav.

 In the second incident, tip-off was received on Tuesday that a cocaine transaction was going to take place at Bus Stand, Sector-19, Dwarka, Delhi.

 "Our team laid a trap and arrested the drug trafficker Olantude James with 210 gram of fine quality cocaine in his possession," Yadav added.

 Further investigation is in progress to identify and nab other members of the syndicates, police said.