Nigerian arrested for selling cocaine in B’luru

Bengaluru, Jun 16 (Agency) The central crime branch (CCB) police arrested a Nigerian national for allegedly selling cocaine in the state capital and also recovered drugs worth Rs four lakh from his possession, the police said on Wednesday. According to the police, the arrested has been identified as Kelvin Idika, 24, from Nigeria. The Bengaluru CCB’s anti-narcotics wing, in its statement, said that he had arrived in Bengaluru on student visa and had been indulging in drug peddling.

“Based on a tip-off, Kelvin was arrested while he was trying to negotiate with a customer near Horamavu signal under Ramamurthy Nagar police limits. At the time of his arrest, he was in possession of 54 gms of cocaine, which is valued around Rs 4 lakh along with an electronic weighing machine and three mobile phones,” the police said. According to the police, the accused used to often travel to Mumbai and procure Cocaine from there and sell it here. The police has registered a case and further investigation is on.