Delhi: Two Nigerians held with drugs worth Rs 2 crore in Uttam Nagar

The duo have been booked under sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Physchotropic Substances Act (NDPS)

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: June 17, 2016 1:19:41 pm
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Anti-narcotics sleuths on Friday arrested two Nigerians and seized drugs worth Rs 2 crore from them in the national capital. A third Nigerian is on the run after he escaped during the raid conducted by the Narcotics Control Bureau in Uttam Nagar area, officials said.

“We have recovered 255 gms of Heroin, 166 gms of Amphetamine and 560 gms of Methaquolone and arrested Martins Akurasi (36) and Ude Okpani Ukegbu (31) after the operation. “The value of the seized drugs is estimated to be more than Rs 2 crore in the international market,” NCB Zonal Director (Delhi) Rohit Sharma said.

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The duo have been booked under sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Physchotropic Substances Act (NDPS) even as the NCB has invoked provisions of the Passport Act against them for allegedly possessing forged passports and international travel documents like visa.

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“The action was carried out on the basis of a tip-off and it was found that the Nigerians were running the narcotics racket from their house in Uttam Nagar and supplying drugs to the party circuit in and around Delhi,” a senior NCB official said.

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