The Anti-Narcotics Cell of Mumbai Police’s Crime Branch on Saturday, January 12, arrested two Nigerian nationals with 1.005 kilograms of high-quality cocaine worth Rs 6.3 crore in the illicit market.
An official said the men, who were nabbed by the ANC’s Bandra Unit from Amboli in Andheri West, are members of an international drug syndicate.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (ANC) Shivdeep Lande identified the two as Daniel Ifeanyichukwu Ezieke (38) and John James Fransis (35).
Lande said the two are part of an international drug cartel and added that a hunt for their local contacts was underway. Read statement below:
“On 12 Jan 2019, with a confirm information of Cocaine dealing was given by the informant. A successful trap was framed by PI Wadhawane and staff of Anti Narcotics Cell , Bandra Unit , Mumbai* Two drug peddlers of foreign origin arrested.*Two foreign national arrested.**(1) Daniel Ifeanyichukwu Ezieke,* *Age – 38 yrs, Occu.- Nil**(Accussed arrested with 505 gm highest quality Cocaine worth ? -30,3,00,000/- )*2) *John James Fransis* *Age – 35 yrs, Occu.- Nil**(Accussed arrested with 500gm highest quality Cocaine worth ? -30,000,000/- )*( *Total seizure 1.005 Kg Cocaine of highest quality, worth ? – 6,03,00,000. SIX CRORE THIRTY LAKH RUPEES ONLY)*