Thursday, 18 July 2019
The good old barter system is not so old after all. The Mumbai police on Tuesday arrested a South African national for smuggling drugs into the country in exchange for garments. All the garment deals between India and Nigeria have now come under the scanner following his arrest. Bonaventure Nzubechukwu Nwude, 35, would ask drug cartels to export consignments of garments to Nigeria in exchange of smuggling drugs into the country. Crime branch's Anti Narcotics Cell (ANC) arrested the South African national from Khar with cocaine worth more than R6 crore.
The police said that the accused would accompany his wife and four-year-old daughter to India while body packing drugs to avoid suspicion at the customs check.The Bandra unit of ANC received "a tip-off about a man in possession of drugs following which they laid a trap off New Link Road at Khar and arrested him," said Shivdeep Lande, DCP, Anti Narcotics Cell, Bandra.