Crime and Accident

Nigerian man held for possessing 53 grams cocaine

Nigerian man held for possessing 53 grams cocaine

Hyderabad: A 25-year-old Nigerian national was today arrested here on the charge of drug peddling and 53 grams of cocaine was seized from him, police said.

The accused, Ugochukwu Godpower, was nabbed from Banjara Hills area in the city while he was on his way to deliver cocaine to customers. He was nabbed in a joint operation by different wings of the city police.

During the interrogation, Ugochukwu revealed that he used to purchase cocaine for Rs 3,000 per gram from another accused Davis Chris Richard Mueller, a native of Kenya (who is absconding) and sold it for Rs 5,000-Rs 6,000 per gram to the customers at different locations in the city, police said.

In November last year, he had been arrested along with four others by Golconda Police in a similar case and was sent to judicial remand. However, after his release from jail in December, he had again started peddling drugs, police said.

Further probe is being carried out to unearth the network of local and foreign drug dealers, police said.