Nigerian drug peddler held in Palghar

Nigerian drug peddler held in Palghar

Agency News

Palghar, Aug 18 : A Nigerian national has been arrested by the district rural police on charges of possessing drugs worth Rs 3.32 lakh, police said here on Sunday.

According to Palghar police PRO Hemant Katkar, the accused was identified as Laysan Emanuel (57), hailing from Nigeria. He was arrested from a sweet shop near Tulinj police station on Saturday, at around 1730 hrs.

Police recovered 32 gm Cocaine from him, worth Rs 3.32 lakh in the international market.

An offence under Sections 8c, 21 and 12 of the NDPS Act has been registered against him with the Tulinj police station, the PRO added. (UNI)