A Nigerian from the South-eastern part of the country engaging in drug trafficking has been nabbed by the long arm of the law in far away Asia.
A Nigerian drug smuggler was arrested by the Himachal Pradesh Police with 1550 grams of heroin, on Monday, February 13th, following a confession from one of his dealers.
The suspect identified as Okechukwu Mathew was arrested from Nawada, under the Uttam Nagar police station in Delhi from a private house. Parveen, who worked for him was arrested by Delhi Police patrol team last week in Kullu.
“Parveen was arrested with 15 grams of heroin in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. During the investigation, Parveen disclosed that he is working for some Nigerian national (Okey Chikoo Mathew) who supplies drug to Himachal Pradesh.” the police said.
The Superintendent of Police in Kullu District – Padam Chand said that on his tip, our team visited the Delhi and arrested Mathew with 1550 grams of heroin (approx Rs 4 crore). Mathew was also arrested in 2014 in Manali with 20 grams of heroin and was later released in 2015 after trail.
The police officer said that we seized the drug from Mathew of worth Rs. 4 crore.
This Nigerian man – Mathew was also arrested in 2014 in Manali with 20 gms heroin. The case has been registered under Section 21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985.