A Nigerian national was nabbed from Andheri for
possession of 117 grams of Cocaine by a team deployed
for night patrolling on Thursday. The accused was
intercepted over suspicion after his gait gave him away
and the contraband was seized. He has been booked
under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and
Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act.
In a crackdown on drug peddlers in the city, Mumbai
Police had ramped up the night patrolling. During one such
patrolling round, a team from Andheri police station saw a
man moving suspiciously with a bag near Divate Chawl, on
Gundavali service road in Andheri (E), at around 10.45pm.
Upon interception, the accused, identified as Christain
Anayo, a Nigerian national, even tried to overpower the
police team, claiming his innocence.
When the police, however, checked his bag, they found
117 grams of Cocaine, a banned drug, valued at ₹7.77 lakh
in the international market. The Nigerian national was
apprehended and booked under relevant sections of the
NDPS Act. Anayo said that he was to deliver the drugs to
a customer in Andheri (E), and had travelled from
Nalasopara. Police are now verifying if Chugava’s visa has
expired and probe into the source of the drugs is