A Nigerian national, Patrick Ubeke Bako, 38, has been arrested from Mumbai and brought to Chhattisgarh on charges of supplying cocaine and psychoactive drug MDMA to peddlers.
Patrick Ubeke Bako, 38, was arrested for alleged involvement in supplying cocaine and MDMA to Raipur, Bilaspur and Durg districts in Chhattisgarh, said Raipur Senior Superintendent of Police Ajay Kumar Yadav.
According to Lakhan Patle, Additional Superintendent of Police (City) said the arrest of the Nigerian national was based on the inputs from already arrested drug peddlers.
“The arrest of Nigerian is in connection with Raipur Police ongoing campaign against drugs. It’s being considered as one of the biggest breakthroughs so far,” Patle stated.
According to ASP Patle, after learning about the whereabouts of Patrick, a police team was dispatched to Mumbai following which he was nabbed.
“During the interrogation, Patrick revealed of procuring contrabands from his Nigerian friend Chisom Patrick and operating the drug net in separate states in country. The Nigerian drug peddler was being interrogated by police to collect inputs about his links. He is an important part of contrabands’ supply chain and source from where Shreyansh Jhabak and Vikas Banchor, who were earlier arrested by police in drug case, were procuring the contraband,” informed ASP Patle.
Patle further added that Shreyansh Jhabak and Vikas Banchor were introduced to the Nigerian by Raidon Bethelo, a Mumbai-based transporter who was arrested in Raipur recently.
Police have so far arrested 15 drug dealers including a woman involved in illegal drug peddling in September and October
Two mobile handsets were seized from the accused. He is being questioned to know about the involvement of others in the drug trade.
In connection with the case, Kotwali police have registered an offence against the accused under relevant Section of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) ACT.
According to Patle, Patrick Ubeke will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded.