The Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) of Mumbai’s Bandra Unit apprehended a Nigerian drug peddler and seized cocaine valued at approximately Rs 1.25 crore, according to officials.
The ANC Bandra Unit conducted a special operation on January 8, targeting drug traffickers in an area of Mumbai, leading to the arrest of a Nigerian national found in possession of 125 grams of cocaine near Andheri East.
Sharing a video on their X account on Tuesday, Asian News International said, “Maharashtra | Bandra Unit of the Anti Narcotics Cell of the Mumbai Crime Branch arrested a Nigerian from the Andheri area and seized 125 grams of cocaine drugs from him.
“The recovered drugs were worth Rs 1 crore 25 lakh in the international market. The police registered a case under the NDPS Act, arrested him, and produced him in the court, where he was sent to police custody till January 12.“
The detained individual, a 31-year-old male, confessed during interrogation that he had been involved in selling cocaine in both Mumbai city and its suburban areas.
Authorities have initiated a comprehensive investigation to uncover additional crucial members involved in the drug trade.
ANC officials reported that their day-night operations to combat drug trafficking in society have resulted in the apprehension of several interstate drug trafficking syndicates, contributing to the dismantling of multiple networks in Mumbai. In the years 2023 and 2024,
ANC-Mumbai successfully confiscated contraband with a total value exceeding Rupees 56 Crore. Additionally, they have arrested 231 key drug peddlers, including 17 Nigerian nationals and 2 Tanzanian foreign nationals.
Credit: X | ANI