Nigerian falls in cop trap with cocaine worth Rs 2 cr

Nigerian falls in cop trap with cocaine worth Rs 2 cr

A Nigerian drug trafficker has been arrested with 190 grams of cocaine worth Rs 2 crore, claimed to be one of the biggest haul of cocaine in Delhi in recent times.

An input was received in the narcotics cell of crime branch that Abdul Raheem Kamalideen Kehine is indulging in sale of cocaine. “On Sunday, Abdul was expected to come near ITBP Public School in Dwarka sector 16 B to deliver a consignment to his contact,” said Ravindra Yadav, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime and Railways).

Immediately, a trap was laid around the school and Abdul was apprehended. During search, 190 grams of cocaine was found in his possession.

Abdul told police that he came to India for the first time in May, 2010 on a business visa to start garment business. In Delhi, he met another Nigerian, Dare.

Abdul and Dare were earlier caught red-handed with a cloned credit card after which a case was registered with Vasant Kunj North police station. They were released on bail in April, 2011, and their passports were deposited in the concerned court. “The case is pending trial,” Yadav added.

Soon after coming out on bail, Abdul met fellow Nigerian Kahyodey in INA Market and started drug trafficking. Kamalideen used to get commission on every delivery.

Another arrested

In a separate incident, another Nigerian man was held with 11 grams of cocaine near Astha Kunj Park in south-east Delhi’s Nehru Place. Ikenna Bright Uwando was presently residing at Mahavir Enclave near Dwarka.

He had arrived in India in September, 2012 on a medical visa, and never returned despite visa expiry after extension. According to Ikenna, cocaine comes from Goa and Mumbai, while he frequented restaurants, discotheques and bars in Vasant Vihar, Connaught Place, Greater Kailash, Nehru Place and Gurgaon to sell his “stuff”.

“He purchased cocaine for Rs 3,700 to Rs 5,000 per gram and sold for Rs 8,000 to Rs 10,000 per gram,” said P Karunakaran, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-East).