The Anti-Narcotics Cell of the Navi Mumbai police arrested a Nigerian national in Kharghar on Tuesday for being in possession of 178.6 gram of methaqualone worth ₹8.15 lakh.
The accused, identified as Garry
Okafor (36), was arrested from Sector 34 in Kharghar after Sub Inspector
Rani Kale from the Anti-Narcotics Cell received a tip-off.
to the police, Okafor arrived in India a one year ago on business visa
and trading in garments. The police said methaqualone, the drug seized
from the accused, was a party drug that cost between ₹4,000 and ₹5,000
An official from the Anti-Narcotics cell said, “This
drug is mostly used by youngsters at parties. We are trying our best to
curb the supply of such drugs in the city. We are trying to find where
the accused acquired the drugs from. Usually in such cases, after a case
is filed, the source of the drugs is alerted and he goes underground.
We fail to trace his name and hideout and he does not get nabbed.” The
police said they are also trying to find out the person who was to
receive the drugs from the accused at Kharghar.