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Nigerian carrying cocaine arrested in Delhi

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First published: August 26, 2013, 7:56 PM IST | Updated: August 26, 2013
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Nigerian carrying cocaine arrested in Delhi
A 33-year-old Nigerian man was arrested in New Delhi and 37 gm of cocaine valued at Rs.30 lakh was seized from him, police said on Monday.

A 33-year-old Nigerian man was arrested in New Delhi and 37 gm of cocaine valued at Rs.30 lakh was seized from him, police said on Monday.

Ifeanyi Alexander Obi, who was living in a rented house in west Delhi's Palam village, was arrested on Saturday from east Delhi's Laxmi Nagar area, police said.

He had gone to east Delhi to deliver a consignment of cocaine, police said.

Obi had come to Delhi in April on a business visa and started drug trafficking in connivance with compatriot Nigerian Chekwube to earn easy money, police said.

"He wanted to start a business of exporting ready-made garments from India to Nigeria. But he was short of money so he joined Chekwube in illegal activities," said a police.

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