A 36-year-old Nigerian nationwide and his confederate have been arrested with 23 gram cocaine price Rs 4.6 lakh in Pune, India.
The suspects, Chukwujekwu Reuben who at present resides in Nalasopara, Thane district and his confederate Mohammad Musavi,38, a resident of Padamji Park, New Nana Peth, had been arrested by officers from Lashkar police station, Pune metropolis police.
Musavi, a social media health influencer has a base of a number of thousand followers on social media platforms and likewise has movies with some identified Bollywood actors.
Police have seized cocaine, two four-wheelers and two cellphones, completely price Rs 15.29 lakh from the accused.
A crew comprising Senior Police Inspector Ashok Kadam and PSI Akshay Sonawane had been on night time patrol obligation after they intercepted the accused round 3.15 am on Monday, alongside Synagogue Road Street in Camp.
“We discovered them lurking suspiciously collectively and questioned them. The cocaine was discovered of their possession. Initially we bought someday police custody. But it surely was elevated by 5 days on Sunday. We are going to know extra from their whereabouts in Mumbai and Pune,” mentioned senior police inspector Ashok Kadam of Lashkar police station of Pune.
“They each had medication on them. Musavi is a well-known health coach and a physique builder. We would have liked extra time to go looking their locations because the Nigerian nationwide was discovered to have been promoting the narcotic,” mentioned Police sub-inspector Nilesh Mahadik of Lashkar police station who’s a part of the investigating crew
“Reuben got here to Pune to promote medication. He had come to India on a enterprise visa.” Inspector Kadam advised journalist.
“We’ve registered a case for offences underneath related sections of the Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.” he added.
A courtroom has remanded the accused to 5 days in police custody for additional investigation.
The investigation is being carried out underneath the steerage of Further Commissioner of Police (West Area) Rajendra Dahale, DCP (Zone 1) Priyanka Naranware, DCP (Zone 2) Sagar Patil and ACP (Lashkar division) Yashwant Gawari.
The crew consists of PSI Nilesh Kumar Mahadik, ASI Shirke, Head Constables Mansub Sheikh, Hindurao Shinde, Kailas Chavan, Police Naik Tejas Jagdale, Vijaya Vedpathak, Manisha Talekar, Constables Salman Sheikh, Sagar Huwale, Nanasaheb Ghadge, Abasaheb Dhavade, Narale, Pawan Bhosale, Chakradhar Shirgire and Sambhaji Darade.