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Monday, July 25, 2016

Nigerian 'student' in Goa held with 6 kg ganja

MAPUSA: A Nigerian national claiming to be the student of an architecture college in Hyderabad in India was arrested in Goa in passion of illegal drugs worth over Rs 3. 5 lakhs in the international market. The raid was conducted by Mapusa police acting on the specific tipoff by PI Tushar Lotlikar on late Sunday night.

Accused Nigerian national John Paul Onyebuchi, 33, was arrested in possession of ganja weighing 6 kilograms away from the coastal belt of the state in the commercial town of Mapusa near municipal garden, Dangui colony in Duler Mapusa. According to Mapusa police alleged accused came to garden on a scooter with a drugs like substance like ganja in a travelling bag and was waiting for a prosperous customer. Acting on the specific and reliable information the staff of Mapusa police station under the supervision of PI Tushar Lotlikar laid a trap and nabbed the accused.
Accused John Paul Onyebuchi presently residing at Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh was arrested for having found illegal possession of 6 kgs of ganja worth Rs 3.6 lakhs. Police have attached the narcotic substance along with the travel bag, wallet containing cash of Rs 680 and two hundred Nira of central bank of Nigeria, one receipt of ticket, mobile handset and the scooter. The alleged accused had come to Goa from Hyderabad on Sunday. Sources inform that he claims to be the student with an architecture college in Hyderabad. Mapusa police registered the offence under section 20(B) (ii) (B) of NDPS Act and are further investigating the case.

TOI Goa News

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