Nigerian, One Other Arrested In India For Drug Trafficking

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STANLEY CHIMA

The accused, Stanley Chima and Mohammed Rameez of Uppala in Kasaragod district of Kerala were arrested on Monday, June 21.

They were produced before a court in Mangaluru which remanded the two to judicial custody on Tuesday.

The two were the main accused in a case of illegal distribution of MDMA and other narcotic drugs in Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka, and Kasaragod district of Kerala.

The police had earlier arrested five persons and recovered 235 grams of MDMA, two cars, and nine mobile phones in connection with the two cases.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Police Commissioner N. Shashi Kumar said that the police have recovered audio clips of a conversation between Rameez and Chima.

Where the former makes a claim that he has a network of associates in all the 14 districts of Kerala for the distribution of drugs.

The former then seek from the latter weekly supply of good quality MDMA and other narcotic drugs.

“We are verifying this information and trying to trace others associated with these accused in Kerala and in Dakshina Kannada,” Mr. Kumar stated.

Chima had in 2018 been arrested by the K.R. Puram Police in Bengaluru for violation of the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and also of the Passports Act.

He was later released on bail. He is accused of supplying narcotic drugs from Bengaluru to his contacts in Mangaluru and Kerala, Mr. Kumar added.

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