A 44-year-old Nigerian national identified as Umunna Ndubuisi Williams have been arrested by the Anti-Narcotic Cell (ANC) of Mumbai crime branch and also recovered from him 110 grams of cocaine worth Rs 33 lakh (N18,167,990.30) .
Officials of the ANC stated that a police constable with Azad Maidan unit got an information of a foreign national coming to South Mumbai to make a drug deal.
Accordingly, ANC officials laid a trap and caught hold of the accused. The accused was arrested in the wee hours of Thursday, July 15, near pole number FR/ 136, near Loha bhavan bus stop, towards Wadibunder, PD Mello road, Mumbai.
The police said the arrested accused is a cloth trader and resident of sector 27, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai.
“We have seized 110 grams of cocaine worth Rs 33 lakh. He allegedly supplied the drugs to peddlers and customers in Mumbai”, said Datta Nalawade, Deputy Commissioner of Police, ANC.
Nalawade said that a case had been registered under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act, 1985. “We are checking the supply chain of Williams”, said the police officer.