Nigerian woman arrested in India with 4.26kg of illicit drugs

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The Banaskantha police in Gujarat, India, has arrested a Nigerian national identified as Nwakaego Paul and seized a substantial quantity of methamphetamine, a prohibited psychotropic substance valued at Rs 4.26 crore.

Banaskantha district’s superintendent of police, Akshayraj Makwana, in a statement on November 8, 2023 said that the accused, who resided in Delhi was reportedly en route to Mumbai to deliver the contraband.

The arrest occurred during a late-night interception on November 7th, 2023, when Paul was travelling aboard a private luxury bus.

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Acting on credible intelligence, the police halted the bus at the Amirgadh check-post as it entered the district from Rajasthan.

During the search, law enforcement discovered 4.26kg of methamphetamine in her possession.

Makwana stated that the accused had procured the drugs from an undisclosed source in Delhi. Further investigations are underway to uncover her connections and the drug’s origin.


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