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Nigerian Peddler Swallows 12 Cocaine Pellets During Arrest in Mumbai, Taken to Hospital

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The accused, Ifeamyichukwu Pius, was charged for possessing 12 pellets of cocaine when he was caught roaming close to a five-star resort in Juhu for the supply of the contraband.

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  • Last Updated: January 18, 2021, 18:36 IST
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Herman Agnelo Gomes

The zonal unit of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Monday arrested a Nigerian nationwide in Mumbai for allegedly supplying cocaine within the metropolis, an official stated.

The accused, Ifeamyichukwu Pius, was charged for possessing 12 pellets of cocaine when he was caught roaming close to a five-star resort in Juhu for the supply of the contraband.

When the NCB workforce approached Pius, he swallowed the medication hid in mini plastic capsules weighing roughly 1 gram every.

“This is the first time where a peddler was found carrying drugs in his mouth and distributing them. In such circumstances, it becomes very difficult for law enforcement agencies to ascertain the accused’s involvement and make an instant recovery” stated Sameer Wankhede, IRS, Zonal Director NCB Mumbai.

According to sources, the peddler was taken to Sir JJ Hospital, the place an X-Ray and CT Scan was performed. The medical examination confirmed the cocaine pallets in his belly space. The accused was positioned underneath medical supervision, subsequently purged 12 capsules and was later discharged from the hospital. NCB’s probe workforce says an investigation is in progress to establish his different associates.

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