Nigerian held for possession of heroin remanded

Chennai: A Nigerian national arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau for possession of heroin which he was trying to courier to Australia and Holland has been remanded to judicial custody.

NCB officials, acting on specific information,intercepted Michael Odinnaka alias Michael Okeke, 35, at a courier booking outlet in Erode on January 14, when he was trying to send two parcels to Australia and Holland, the agency said.

Searches of the parcels revealed that it contained 380 grams of heroin, it said.

Investigations revealed the contraband was sourced from Delhi as Okeke was working for a Delhi-based drug trafficker.

NCB also picked up three other Nigerians found staying without valid travel documents and handed them over to police.