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Nigerian arrested in India for alleged crystal meth trafficking five months after bail

Nigerian man arrested in India for allegedly smuggling crystal meth five months after he was released on bail


The CID Narcotics Intelligence Bureau arrested a 32-year-old Nigerian man for smuggling methamphetamine (crystal meth) in Chennai, India.

The accused, identified as Grant Victor Ikenna, was arrested for illegal trafficking under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS), The Times of India reported on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

A task force led by AD Sakkaravarthy, DSP nabbed the suspect near the entrance of Chennai Central Railway Station on Wall Tax Road on Monday and seized 59g of the drugs worth ₹3.25 Lakh.

Preliminary investigation revealed that he came to India on a tourist visa in 2014 which expired in 2015. However, he continued to stay here.

He had been arrested under the Aliens Act by Perundurai Police in Erode for overstaying his visa and was released on bail in October 2022.

It was further discovered that he was arrested in 2019 for drug trafficking in Doha, Qatar which was seized in Andheri Mumbai.

Police have registered a case under Sections 8(c) r/w 22(C) of the NDPS Act 1985. Further investigation is ongoing.

Mahesh Kumar Agarwal, ADGP said the general public can share information about the illegal sale and trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances through the hotline 10581 and Whatsapp number 9498410581 or via email id : [email protected]

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