Nigerian and two Tanzanian Nationals arrested in massive drug bust in India

A Nigerian man alongside two Tanzanian nationals has been rounded up by the Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) of the Mumbai Police for their alleged involvement in drug trafficking.The arrests were made on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, as part of the ANC’s ongoing efforts to combat drug smuggling in the city.The first arrest involved the Nigerian, Chimezie Chika Edward Amaraegbu, 45, who resided in Nalasopara.He was allegedly caught with a substantial amount of drugs—200 grams of methamphetamine and 100 grams of mephedrone (MD) with an estimated street value of Rs 60 lakh.Investigations also revealed that Amaraegbu was living in India without valid documents, and he was also booked under violation of the Foreigners Act 1946.According to the police, he had originally entered India on a medical visa back in 2012 and was supplying drugs to peddlers in the city while also running a garments business. The Tanzanians, Abdalla Kombo and Bruno Ahmed Ali, were in possession of 60 grams of cocaine when they were arrested at a hotel on Samuel Street in Dongri.”The ANC’s relentless efforts to track down drug trafficking syndicates in the city led to the successful capture of these suspects,” said Prakash Jadhav, DCP, ANC.”Throughout 2023, the ANC has been unwavering in its determination to combat drug trafficking, leading to an impressive total of 132 arrests, including those of 15 foreign nationals. The crackdown on drug-related activities has also resulted in the seizure of drugs worth Rs 28.11 crore.“The Mumbai Police ANC continues to prioritise the safety and security of its citizens by targeting drug networks and apprehending those involved in illegal activities. The recent arrests serve as a stark warning to individuals attempting to smuggle drugs into India and stand as a testament to the effectiveness of law enforcement agencies in curbing drug-related offences,” Jadhav added.