Meghalaya Police arrest Nigerian drug smuggler from Delhi

Shillong, June 26 (IANS) A Nigerian drug smuggler has been arrested by Shillong-based customs officials from New Delhi, where he was under detaintion after his visa lapsed, an official said on Friday.

Samnneji Chukwuemeka alias Moses Jeffery was wanted in Meghalaya for trying to smuggle drugs from the state to Holland in 2011.

“He (Chukwuemeka) has under security radar for nearly four years after we foiled his attempt to smuggle 645 grams of brown sugar from Shillong to Holland way back in August 2011 through a courier agency,” Superintendent of Customs (Preventive) Shillong, D. Bhattacharjee, told IANS.

In October 2011, Indian customs department issued a red alert notice against Chukwuemeka after it found that his passport number also figured in the parcelling box which contained the seized drugs.

“Finally, we managed to arrest Chukwuemeka only after the immigration cell at New Delhi alerted us that he has been detained by Delhi Police for over staying in India,” Bhattacharjee said.

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