The arrest comes a day after the Amboli police arrested another African peddler and seized 472 gram of cocaine worth Rs 37.76 lakh from him.
Mumbai: The Malwani police arrested three persons of African origin and seized 152-gram cocaine worth Rs 15.2 lakh. The trio was apprehended from Rathodi village area in Malad. The arrest comes a day after the Amboli police arrested another African peddler and seized 472 gram of cocaine worth Rs 37.76 lakh from him.
The accused, Chukwu Godwin (32), Chukwe Ajaha (24), and Michael Kausi (22) were apprehended from opposite Cherry Studio in Malwani area on Wednesday. They had been loitering there suspiciously, following which a team of Malwani police kept a watch on their movements and apprehended them for interrogation.
“When they were checked, 152 gram cocaine worth Rs 15.20 lakh was found on them. They had kept the cocaine in small packets that were found in their pockets,” said an officer of Malwani police. A team headed by inspector Ashok Badhe nabbed the accused.
The accused have been booked for possession of banned narcotics substance as per the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. They have been remanded to police custody for further interrogation, police said.
The arrest comes a day after Amboli police arrested another African origin peddler with cocaine. A team headed by assistant inspector Daya Nayak laid a trap at the Sahakar road area in Jogeshwari west. At around 12.55 am on Tuesday, they spotted Femi Olyuyanka Opayemi (29), stationed at the spot suspiciously.
The officials frisked him and found white powder which later was ascertained to be 472 gram of cocaine worth Rs 37.76 lakh.