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Nigerian arrested with cocaine

Posted by on February 25, 2011 0 Comment

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) A Nigerian national, who used to play club football in his country, was held in the national capital with three gm of cocaine worth Rs.1.25 lakh, police said Friday.

“Ekene Okeke, who hails from Lagos in Nigeria, was held from Shalimar Bagh in north Delhi Wednesday night and three grams of cocaine worth around Rs.1.25 lakh was found on him,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police Arun Kampani.

“Following a tip-off that few Nigerians were supplying cocaine in the capital, especially in hotels and discotheques, we laid a trap and apprehended him,” said Kampani.

During investigation, Okeke told the police that he had come to deliver cocaine on the directions of his boss, who is another Nigerian known as ‘prince’ in drug trade.

Okeke had also played for football club SUBA of Lagos.

He first came to India in 2008 and met ‘prince’ who lured him into smuggling.

“In 2008, he returned to Nigeria but came back in 2011 with an aim to make quick money through drugs,” said the police officer.

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