A Nigerian national has been arrested by the Crime Branch of Goa Police, India and party drugs worth Rs 7.4 lakh (N4,072,965.90) were seized from him.
The accused identified as Amaechi Ekene was nabbed by the police along the north Goa coastal belt in Mapusa, Panaji on Thursday, October 21, and was booked under relevant sections of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) act.
“Upon conducting the raid, one Nigerian national Amaechi Ekene was arrested carrying multiple types of drugs namely LSD blots, ecstasy tablets both in commercial quantities and MDMA. Total market value of seized drugs is over Rs 7.4 lakh,” a Goa Police spokesperson said.
The drugs were said to be concealed in the storage compartment of a scooter by the accused. Police said that probe is on to identify the source of the drugs.
The offences under the NDPS Act, 1985, are non-bailable. The punishment can range from the period of six months to a maximum of 30 years. There is also provision for forfeiture of property, preventive detention, and even the death sentence for certain offences under the Act.