Smugglers use bus route to traffic cocaine, 4 held

Smugglers use bus route to traffic cocaine, 4 held

The arrested suspects Irene Omoibe, Nwanoro Chigbo Victor, Kenneth Jideofol and Antwan Faisal Mohammad.

The Narcotics Control Bureau, Bengaluru, busted a cocaine trafficking network in the city between Thursday and Friday and arrested four foreigners, including a woman.

The suspect, Irene Omoibe (26), a Nigerian woman, travelled from Mumbai to Bengaluru by SRS Travels interstate passenger bus on January 17. She got down from the bus at Kalasipalyam bus stand. Based on a tip-off, the officials intercepted her. Upon questioning, she said she was carrying about 400 grams of cocaine to deliver to other members of the network, the official said. Based on her information, they arrested three others, two Nigerians nationals and one Sudanese, all males, waiting in a car near Kammanahalli.

Nwanoro Chigbo Victor is the suspected kingpin. The other suspect Kenneth Jideofol was involved in four other NDPS cases and was recently out on bail. Antwan Faisal Mohammad is the other arrested suspect.

The officials said the cocaine was handed over to the woman in Mumbai by some foreign nationals. All the accused are suspected to be overstaying in the country with fake documents and IDs.