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Drug trafficking : Nigerian man arrested in India

A 37 year old Nigerian man was on Monday, August 22, arrested by the Bengaluru police for alleged drug peddling and recovered some content of cocaine.

The suspect, Adinife Raphael, was arrested after police received a tip-off on his activities. They raided his home on Monday in the Bengaluru police station limits. The police found out that he had destroyed his passport.

Adinife arrived India in 2010. After two years in Mumbai and New Delhi, he settled down in Bengaluru in 2012. His visa and passport expired in 2015, but he continued to stay illegally in the country. Later, he joined a group of drug peddlers, who procured the contraband material from suppliers in Goa. It is alleged that Adinife would supply cocaine to college students in east Bengaluru.

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The police have registered a case against him under the Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985.

This incident is coming after some yoing was recently executed in Indonesia for drug related cases.

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