A 30-year-old Nigerian national has been nabbed in Hyderabad, India for peddling drugs.
The Excise and Enforcement officials arrested Emeka John, near Apollo Hospitals in Jubilee Hills and seized 4 grams of cocaine from him on Friday, September 7.
Emeka, a resident of Mini Gulshan Colony in Tolichowki, was engaged by another Nigerian drug peddler from Mumbai to sell the drug in the city on a commission basis.
Assistant excise superintendent N Anji Reddy said Emeka came to the city recently to supply drugs to customers.
“The kingpin of the racket operating from Mumbai was known with a code name ‘Government’. Emeka saved his number with the same name. Usually, the kingpin used to receive the drug from an unidentified source, which was handed over to Emeka who sold it for Rs 6,000 per g,” Reddy said.
Amuzu told the officials that ‘government’ gets order for supply of cocaine, which later are forwarded to him.
The probe also revealed that Emeka had customers in Filmnagar, Jubilee Hills, Towlichowki and other areas in the city.
The Excise Department officials handed him and the drugs to the police. They are planning to book a case under Foreigners Act with other sections as the accused does not have a passport.
Officials seized a cellphone and 17,000 cash from Emeka.
“As Emeka does not have a passport, we lodged a complaint with Banjara Hills police asking them to book a case under the Foreigners Act, ” he added.