Nigerian woman arrested in India for unlawful possession of Heroin

A Nigerian woman identified as Beauty of Benin City, Edo State who resides at Vikaspuri in New Delhi has been arrested by the Police in Goraya, for having in possession one kg of heroin.

Jalandhar SSP (Rural) Navjot Singh Mahal said that she was arrested near Barra Pind village with a purse containing the drugs.

Navjot Mahal told newsmen,  “Local police recovered 1 kg heroin on the directions of DGP. We had put up check-posts. We stopped the Nigerian woman and recovered 1 kg heroin from her purse.”

The Police Officer further said that an FIR has been lodged against the woman.

“She came to India on a student visa but she did not take admission anywhere. Her student visa has already expired. Nothing is clear as of now. We will interrogate her to find out where this drug was to be delivered,” he added.

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Mahal said the Jalandhar rural police had recovered 29.925 kg of heroin during the past 10 months, including 14.760 kg of heroin from 20 foreigners, including 11 men and nine women.

Source: AFP

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