Calangute police in Goa, India on Sunday, arrested a 31-year-old Nigerian national identified as Joe Nnama Ezema for being in possession of drugs worth Rs. 1,50,000.
According to Private Investigator, Jivba Dalvi, they received an information about a Nigerian national coming to deliver a consignment of drugs at Porbowado, Calangute, Bardez-Goa on March Sunday, 25.
He immediately formed a team and they proceeded to trace the accused person in private vehicles.
The Nigerian was spotted near a restaurant on a scooter bearing No: GA-03-AE-0515 and when told to stop he attempted to flee from the spot. Police chased after him and he was subsequently over powered and apprehended.
Upon questioning, Ezema admitted to being in possession of drugs. Ganja worth Rs. 30,000/- and Charas worth Rs. 1,20,000 was found in possession on his possession. The raid went on from 10:00 pm to 12:00 am.
Police have placed the accused under arrest under sections 20(b)(ii)(A) of NDPS Act. The raiding team consisted of PSI Rushikesh Patil, PSI Sitaram Malik, police constables Dinesh Morajkar, Govind Shirodkar, Vallabh Pednekar and Vinod Kerkar.
The accused Nigerian is to be produced for remand today, Monday, March 26.
Further investigation is in progress under supervision of Sdpo Porvorim Shri Kiran Padwal and SP north Smt. Chandan Chawdary.