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Nigerian nabbed with 1.21 kg of heroin in India, claims he is HIV positive by dimexy247(m) : 9:35 am On Mar 10
A 38-year-old Nigerian national has been arrested with 1.21 kg heroin in India. The man was reported to have been caught on a Mumbai-bound Rajdhani Express at Vadodara railway station, Ahmedabad, India on Wednesday, March 7.
The arrest is considered to be one of the biggest hauls of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in recent times.
Madubueze Nonso Charles, who was travelling in A5 coach of the train, was arrested around 3.30 am from the train by the Ahmedabad zone sleuths who had a specific information about him from the Delhi zonal unit.
He added that Charles, who is living in Mumbai as as a clothes trader, is only a carrier while the sender is the drug dealers.
NCB officials suspect that the receiver would also be a drug dealer as no consumer of heroin would buy the drug in such a large quantity.
NCB will now be investigating about the frequency of Charles’s travels between New Delhi and Mumbai since he has admitted to carrying drugs consignment in the past as well.
Though the Nigerian had been living in Mumbai since four years on a business visa, he used to travel between Nigeria and India frequently. Whether he used to carry drugs during his trips between the two countries has not been known.
On checking his passport, NCB officials also learnt that his visa had expired on February 28.
According to NCB officials, the heroin which is usually found in India is little brown in colour while the one seized was white, which is found only in Afghanistan. Lately, smuggling of drugs from Afghanistan through Pakistan has increased, officials said.
During interrogation, the Nigerian told investigators he is HIV infected. However, NCB will conduct medical tests to confirm this.
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