Alleged drug lord, Eneh Wilfried Amobi, has been apprehended by security operatives in India in possession of cocaine worth as much as $1.4million.
Amobi was nabbed at a suburban railway station in Mumbai.
Popular newspaper, The Hindustan Times, said a team from the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) caught him after a tip-off by a ticket checker.
According to an official, 47yrs old Amobi was caught with a large quantity of contraband.
“Amobi said he was as a tourist and as he wanted $200 to return home, he offered to smuggle the drug,” Kumar Sanjay Jha, NCB zonal director, Mumbai and Goa region said.
“As foreign nationals are asked to show passports even for domestic flights, couriers prefer trains,” said the NCB zonal director.
The agency said Amobi was just 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,” he said.
According to records, the suspects booked tickets in first class AC, second AC and AC 3 tier.
Unfortunately, in a report last week, The Hindustan Times disclosed that Nigerians topped the list of foreigners arrested for drug smuggling in Mumbai.
– Most of them are sentenced to death, yet our guys are still on it in their desperation to live large.