Nigerian held with cocaine worth Rs 35 lakh

Last Updated: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 17:56

New Delhi: A 37-year-old Nigerian national
was arrested here allegedly with 35 grams of cocaine worth
around Rs 35 lakh in the international market, police said
on Saturday.

Adebola Prosper, hailing from Lagos in Nigeria, was
apprehended from Rajouri Garden yesterday, Sanjay Bhatia,
Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), said.

Prosper came to Delhi in October last year on a business
visa and started living with a fellow Nigerian Bolaji F Alani,
who is allegedly involved in drug trafficking.

He wanted to start shoe business from India but started
allegedly supplying drugs with Alani.

"Around two months ago Alani left India and Prosper took
over his clientele and started supplying cocaine to them. The
recovered cocaine was left by his associate Alani," Bhatia
said.

Prosper is the fifth foreign national to be apprehended
by the Crime Branch this year.

On January 22, a 32-year-old man from Ghana was arrested
from Indira Gandhi International airport here allegedly with
200 grams of cocaine worth around Rs two crore in the
international market.

On January eight, a 36-year-old South African national
was arrested in south Delhi allegedly with 40 grams of cocaine
worth around Rs 40 lakh while on January three, a 28-year-old
Nigerian national was arrested from V3S Mall on east Delhi`s
Vikas Marg.

On New Year eve, another Nigerian national was
apprehended with 175 grams of cocaine worth Rs 1.75 crore in
the international market.



First Published: Saturday, January 28, 2012 - 17:56

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