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Nigerian national arrested, heroin worth 2.5 crore seized

Police said three cartons containing garments, shoes, auto parts and bags were recovered from him.

Police said the Nigerian national smuggled drugs by hiding them in cavities of goods. ( File photo ) Police said the Nigerian national smuggled drugs by hiding them in cavities of goods. ( File photo )

The Delhi Police Crime Branch on Tuesday arrested a foreign national, who they said was involved in a drug racket. Police said 2.51 kg heroin, worth Rs 2.5 crore in the international market, was recovered from him.

Police said the Nigerian national smuggled drugs by hiding them in cavities of goods. Additional CP (Crime) Ashok Chand said police received information on August 26 that a foreign national involved in drug-trafficking would be coming to Dwarka Mor. “A trap was laid and he was apprehended. He was identified as Stanley Bright (26), a Nigerian national residing in Uttam Nagar,” he said.

Police said three cartons containing garments, shoes, auto parts and bags were recovered from him. The seized drug had been concealed in cavities of these goods.

Police said the first carton contained children’s shoes, garments, women’s sandals, baby carry bags and packets of laces. Heroin was found concealed in cavities in the heels of the sandals, bags and cardboard sheets. The heroin weighed around 400 gm.

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Police said the second carton contained women’s garments and handbags, adding that 110 gm heroin was recovered from a cavity in a handbag. In the third carton, the drug was found in auto parts, including filters, fan belts and pulleys.

“The total heroin recovered was 2.51 kg. A case under the appropriate sections of the NDPS Act has been registered,” Chand said. Police said Bright came to India in February 2013 on a business visa and, after expiry of his visa, did not return to his country.

Police claimed he joined another Nigerian national involved in the drug trade. He started procuring heroin from this Nigerian national and started sending it to Nigeria by concealing it in cavities of goods.

First published on: 28-08-2014 at 02:48:14 am
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