Nigerian arrested for selling drugs
HYDERABAD: Two persons including a Nigerian national were arrested by the police in Hyderabad on Tuesday in two separate cases for selling cocaine, charas and suspect that the Nigerian might have supplied the banned substance to some personalities in the Tollywood (Telugu Film Industry).
The arrested Nigerian identified as Okechukwu Ohazurike, who came to Hyderabad last year on a four-month-visit visa accompanied by one Tony, a Uganda national, was engaged in selling cocaine to the people living in posh localities here, Hyderabad City Police Commissioner A K Khan, told reporters.
One De Romo, a major supplier of prohibited drugs has been supplying cocaine to them for the last one year.
The Nigerian purchased cocaine for Rs 2,000 per gram and sold the same for Rs 5,000 to Rs 7,000 per gram, Khan said.
A special team of City Police worked on leads for the past 15 days and arrested Ohazurike, who was overstaying in India, while he was selling cocaine pills near Jubilee Bus stand here and seized 210 grams of high quality cocaine worth Rs 10 lakh, Khan said, adding a hunt has been launched to nab two other drug peddlers.
Responding to a query whether the Nigerian also had customers in Tollywood, Khan said "It seems so. We have also found some telephone numbers from the Nigerian, that are of the film personalities. But I cannot say anything until we get hard evidence that they were supplying drugs to the film personalities among others."