PHOTOS: Police arrest alleged Nigerian drug kingpin with $136000 worth of ecstasy pills in India
Police in India have arrested an alleged Nigerian drug kingpin for allegedly involving with the haul of ecstasy pills worth Rs 1 crore ($136000) at Bengaluru airport, India.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the kingpin, Sylvester Henry Owen was arrested at his rental home near Hommadevanahalli, near Bannerghatta Road, on Thursday, September 10.
The 41-year-old Nigerian drug kingpin was produced before a magistrate on Friday evening and remanded in judicial custody.
Findings revealed that the arrest of the Nigerian drug kingpin was made in a joint operation by Customs officials at Kempegowda International Airport and local police.
The operation was headed by Customs Joint Commissioner J D Chetan.
Sleuths say he was staying in Bengaluru on the pretext of importing and exporting hair for wig making.
It was gathered that on Tuesday, Customs’ Cargo Intelligence Unit (CIU) sleuths had unearthed about 1,980 ecstasy pills hidden inside a German-made foot massaging machine at the air cargo complex at KIA.
The machine had arrived from Belgium through DHL couriers.
“A man came to the courier van and attempted to take delivery of the parcel by producing his identification card. Our team immediately pinned him down and raided his rented home where we found another 200g of ganja,” an investigating officer said.
He was identified as Sylvester Henry Owen, a Nigerian passport holder. Customs says Owen had the pills sent through his associate in Brussels and it was concealed in the massager and sent to KIA. Sleuths say Owen had planned to procure the psychotropic substance for sale in Bengaluru.
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