Two Nigerian nationals who were allegedly actively involved in distributing narcotic substances close to schools and institutions throughout the city have been detained by the Mumbai Crime Branch’s Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC).
In a statement released on Friday, February 3, the ANC claimed to have heard about a cartel that sells drugs to high school and college students.
Ndubuisi Uma Aja, 23, and Nwoye Godswill Onyekachi, 23, are the two Nigerian nationals who were detained in Andheri’s Sahar neighborhood.
“We have recovered 55 grams of mephedrone (MD) from both the accused and are further probing the links – to whom the contraband was supplied and how it reaches the schools and colleges,” said Lakhmi Gautam, joint commissioner, (Crime).
The 55 grams of mephedrone seized from the duo is worth R11,00,000. According to ANC, both suspects are actively involved in supply of the contraband.
The action was taken by ANC following the directives given by Mumbai Police Commissioner, Vivek Phansalkar and Mumbai Police Special Commissioner Deven Bharti based on certain complaints from officials of some schools.