International drug cartel busted in Delhi, eight arrested

New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) Delhi Police Saturday said they have cracked an “international cartel” of drugs and fake currency dealers, arresting seven Nigerians and a Burmese woman.

“The arrested include a Nigerian couple and a pastor, along with four other Nigerians and a Myanmarese woman,” said Sanjeev Yadav, deputy commissioner of police (Special Cell).

The group was also involved in human trafficking using fake passports, Yadav said.

Police recovered 1.450 kg of party drug methaquolone, 2.5 grams of cocaine, fake currency with a face value of U$10,000, and Rs.15,000.

They also recovered 19 passports, including a fake Indian one and seven blank Ghana passports, 15 mobile phones and 35 SIM cards, among other articles.

The arrested are Olatide Morrison, 55, his wife Deborah, 47, Myanmarese national Lal Chhan Chhuahi, 29, Nelson, 31, Chima Nakappa, 29, Elozie, 60, and Steve, 36.

“They were apprehended following investigations into an input provided by a central intelligence agency that a group consisting of foreigners is involved in trafficking of drugs in and out of India,” Yadav said.

“It was also informed that this group has incorporated and registered several companies in India on fictitious and bogus documents to facilitate transfer of money earned through drug trafficking,” he said.

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