A Nigerian national was arrested in Delhi, India, for trafficking 70 grammes of cocaine, the police in the Asian country said yesterday.
Okafor Ejike, 32, a resident of Lagos, was arrested Tuesday afternoon near the Karol Bagh Metro station in west Delhi where he had gone to deliver the consignment to his contacts.
Ejike told interrogators he was lured into the drug illicit trade by a fellow Nigerian named Chikoje, who left Delhi for Nigeria in June.
“Ejike came to Mumbai on a business visa in March 2013 and arrived in Delhi five months ago,” said the Joint Commissioner of Police, Ravindra Yadav.
Yadav said after reaching Delhi, he was living in Dwarka and started export of readymade garments to Nigeria where his sister used to sell them in the local market.
“As the garment business was not doing well, Ejike landed in financial crisis. Meanwhile, he met Chikoje who lured him into the drug business. He used to supply drugs in various shopping malls and other crowded markets of west Delhi,” Yadav added.