Nigerian held with Rs 10 lakh cocaine in Virar

VIRAR : The Local Crime Branch(LCB) Palghar arrested a Nigerian who was possessing 100 gms of high grade cocaine worth Rs 10 lakh in Virar on Sunday dawn. The accused had come to Virar to sell the contraband when the police caught him with the drug.

  Chima Ibe Ive(26) a Nalla Sopara resident had come to Mohak City,Manvelpada,Virar to sell 100 gms of cocaine when we arrested him said API Siddhawa Jaybhaye,LCB,Palghar. The cocaine was packed in a transparent plastic pouch she said.

  Ive originally from Khortha village,Uttar Pradesh was staying on rent in Pragati Nagar,Nalla Sopara(E) and was involved in drug smuggling. We arrested Ive under Sections 8(k),21,22 of the Narcotics Drugs Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act,1985 and when produced before the Vasai court on Monday has been remanded in police custody till 17 October, said the official. We do not know the source from where the accused smuggled the drug but we suspect a huge inter-State drug racket,and we will interrogate the accused during the police custody, she said