Indian authorities have arrested a Nigerian, Eneh Wilfried Amobi, for possessing cocaine said to worth $1.4m. Amobi, 47, was arrested by the country’s Narcotics Control Bureau, NCB, at Mumbai’s suburban railway station following a tip-off, reported Hindustan Times.
The agency said Amobi was one among the many couriers entrusted by a city-based cartel to smuggle the drugs into the city.
“We suspect that at least four people were involved. The packets changed hands at various railway stations to dodge authorities,” said Kumar Sanjay Jha, NCB zonal director, Mumbai and Goa region. The police claimed Amobi and his gang booked tickets in first class AC, second AC and AC 3 tier. Upon his arrest, the anti-drug chief said “Wilfried said he was as a tourist and as he wanted $200 to return home, he offered to smuggle the drug,” Sanjay stated.
He added drug pushers now prefer the train since the authorities started asking foreign nationals to show their passports on flights.