2 Nigerian nationals held for drug peddling

2 Nigerian nationals held for drug peddling

Women and Narcotics wing of the Central Crime Branch have arrested two foreign nationals for selling drugs in KR Puram.

Police seized 11 grams of MDMA (ecstasy drug) and 7.5 grams of cocaine worth Rs 1.5 lakh from the duo on Monday. The arrested have been identified as Nigerian nationals Ignatius Nonsoikem (31) and Nwiteunday Rose (25), who have been produced before a magistrate and remanded in judicial custody, the police said.

Police in the guise of customers approached the Nigerians to buy drugs near a supermarket on TC Palya Main Road. After they learnt that the duo were in possession of the contraband, they alerted their colleagues who arrested the drug peddlers.

The suspects have been in the city on business visas. Police are verifying the authenticity of their passports and travel documents. Police said Nwiteunday Rose is already involved in a case at Indiranagar police station. The two were selling drugs to people who were known to them and to those who approached them through their acquaintances, police said.
The KR Puram police have registered a case.

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