New Delhi: Anti-narcotics sleuths have arrested a Nigerian man for allegedly smuggling a drug-filled courier, concealed inside a painting, from here to United Kingdom.
The foreigner, identified as Amans Osaretin, was nabbed yesterday by the sleuths of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) after they watched his movements for a number of days subsequent to his booking the said parcel from a local courier company located in Bhikaji Cama Place here to Southampton in UK.
The narcotics filled packet, with 460gms of heroin, was sandwiched between the hard sheets of a 36X26 painting to avoid detection.
The NCB found Osaretin had booked the parcel fraudulently using the identification card of an Indian friend to hide his name.
The agency later produced him in a local court here which sent him to judicial custody under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.