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Nigerian man arrested with heroin worth N164m as police bust international drug cartel in India

Apr 10, 2022

The Narcotic Squad, West District in India busted an international drug cartel and arrested a 34-year-old Nigerian national with over 600 gm of heroin worth Rs 3 crore in his possession.

The accused identified as Prince Emeka Lath, from Anambra state was arrested on Friday, April 8, in Tilak Nagar, Delhi.

According to the police, the accused came to India on a tourist visa in January 2017, but even after his visa expired, he neither extended it nor returned to Nigeria.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Ghanshyam Bansal said a tip-off was received that an African national involved in drug peddling would deliver a consignment of heroin in Tilak Nagar. The police then laid a trap near Santgarh in Tilak Nagar.

“After a wait for two hours, the accused was apprehended from the spot and 602 gm fine quality heroin, sourced from Afghanistan, was recovered from his possession,” the DCP stated.

On interrogation, accused Prince Emeka Lath disclosed that he received the recovered contraband from another African national, named Charles,”

“The search for Charles is being conducted. Efforts are also being made to unearth the whole racket. The recovered heroin was brought to Delhi from Afghanistan and efforts are being made to track its route and identify other people involved in the racket.” he added.