A Nigerian man and a woman have been apprehended in India on charges of drug trafficking.


On Thursday, October 12, the Special Cell of the Delhi Police arrested two Nigerian nationals and one Sierra Leonean woman, suspected to be part of an international drug syndicate.

The police disclosed that the individuals, namely Paul Joy from Sierra Leone, and Peace Ilobe and Stephen, both hailing from Nigeria, were found residing in the country without the required legal documentation or authorization.

Acting on a tip-off, a Special Cell team swiftly conducted a raid near Shiv Murti, Rangpuri, leading to the arrests of Paul and Peace.

Subsequent interrogations unveiled that the two women had acquired a consignment of methaqualone from Stephen, who was apprehended and taken into custody in the Mohan Garden area of Uttam Nagar, Delhi.

Law enforcement seized a significant quantity of illicit substances from the suspects, including 6.044 kg of methaqualone and 2.058 kg of heroin.

The estimated street value of these drugs in the international market is over Rs 40 crore.

Additionally, counterfeit visas and passports were seized from the suspects.

Further investigations disclosed that the three accused had been actively involved in drug trafficking for two years.

The suspects have been placed under custody on various charges, including cheating, impersonation, forgery, preparation, and possession of forged documents.

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