The Indian Police in Pune City have arrested a 26-year-old Nigerian national, Kehinde Sadiq Idris (26), for allegedly being in possession of cocaine worth Rs 3.46 lakh (equivalent to N1,905,517.15).
A patrol team of the Anti-Narcotics Cell and Uttamnagar police station stopped a two-wheeler at Kutje around 2 am on Saturday, Indian Express reports. When the two-wheeler rider tried to escape from the spot, the policemen nabbed him.
The security agents, however, during searches, recovered 23.9 grammes of cocaine worth Rs 3,46,350 (N1,905,517.15) from his possession. Police also seized his vehicle, two cell phones and cash of Rs 6,000 (N33,023.87) from him.
An offence has been lodged against Idris at the Uttamnagar police station under sections of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. Police Inspector Vinayak Gaikwad said the accused had been arrested earlier in a case of illegal drug trade.