Nigerian national arrested in Samrala with heroin worth Rs 1.35 crore

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Nigerian national arrested in Samrala with heroin worth Rs 1.35 crore
The arrested Nigerian national in the custody of police.

S.K. Shourie

The Hush Post, Khanna: The Khanna Police have arrested Nigerian national along with 300 gm heroin worth Rs 1.35 crore in the international market.

According to the police, the Nigerian National was operating from Delhi and used to supply the narcotic to different areas. The arrested man has been identified as Emacca Ofer, a resident of Nigeria and currently residing in Chandan Vihar, Delhi.

SSP Khanna Dhruv Dahiya said during a press conference that a police party of Samrala Police Led by DSP Samrala and SHO Samrala had set up a naka near Sua Puli on the Bondli–Otalan bypass for checking.

Nigerian national arrested in Samrala with heroin worth Rs 1.35 crore
The arrested Nigerian national in the custody of police.

During checking the police party stopped a suspected Nigerian person for checking who was going on foot. The SSP said that the Nigerian national was coming from Chandigarh side and was going towards Ludhiana in a bus but he came out of the bus near here and the police party saw him when he was going on foot.

On conducting his personal search, the police party found 300 gm heroin from him and he was arrested on the spot. A case under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act has been registered at Samrala police station against the accused.

The SSP stated that the arrested man is a major supplier of drugs in state and he was operating from Delhi.

SSP Dahiya said that the accused was active in the state for the last some months but he was out of police net as there is no case registered against him as per preliminary investigation.

The SSP said that the value of seized narcotic could be of about 1.35 crore in International market. The accused had supplied heroin in state at some intervals but he remained unidentified and was out of police net and the police are probing about his links in the area.

Notably, the Khanna Police have already arrested three Nigerian nationals in the area with the contraband and this man is the fourth Nigerian national arrested by the Khanna Police, the SSP added.

SP(I) Khanna Jasvir Singh, DSP(I) JS Cheema and other concerned officials of the Khanna Police were also present in the press conference.

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