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9 Nigerians arrested in India over drugs

Policemen bringing Nigerian nationals Agu Emmanuel and Okah Precious after their appearance in a court in Jalandhar.(Pardeep Pandit/HT File Photo)

Nine knife-wielding Nigerians allegedly peddling drugs in Mumbai have been arrested by India’s Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC).

During the arrest, police recovered 104 grams of cocaine and nine grams of mephedrone, from the accused who attacked the police with knives while resisting search.

According to the Vanguard, investigators said three of the accused were also involved in an attack on officers of ANC’s Worli unit during an operation to nab a Nigerian national allegedly selling cocaine in Byculla on July 19.

Four police officers had sustained injuries in the attack. While the attackers managed to escape arrest.

During interrogation, three of the accused confessed to their involvement in the earlier attack in Byculla and revealed the identities of five others who were involved in the same.

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