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Heroin: 28-year-old Nigerian arrested in India

The India police have announced the arrest of a 28-year-old Nigerian national who was in possession of hard drugs.

According to the police, the suspect, who was simply identified as Fernando Benz, was arrested on Monday, October 3, 2022, was caught smuggling 160grams of heroin.

The police further explained that he was nabbed while his way to hand over the contraband to a person at a liquor shop near Kherki Daula toll plaza.

The Assistant Commissioner of Police (crime), Preet Pal Sangwan, said a crime branch team headed by sub-inspector Amit Kumar had received intelligence input about a foreign national involved in smuggling contraband after which the suspect was apprehended with the hard drugs.

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“Benz was allegedly involved in smuggling drugs in Gurugram from Delhi. He was staying in Dwarka,” ACP Sangwan said.

Police said Benz arrived in India from Nigeria on a medical visa in August last year and stayed in Delhi’s Dwarka area.

“He was staying in Delhi illegally even after the expiry of the visa period. He has been selling heroin in Delhi and Gurugram for the last six months,”

“He had finalised a deal to buy heroin from a man. When he reached the toll plaza by cab, the crime unit team nabbed him and recovered 160 gm of heroin from his possession,” Sangwan added.

An FIR under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and the Foreigners Act was registered against Benz at Kherki Daula police station on Monday night, police added.
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