A Nigerian national has been arrested at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi, India with N206,062.67 worth of drugs concealed in his underwear.
The accused identified as Nonso Ekwalor Base was apprehended by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Tuesday, May 4, on the basis of “behaviour detection”
CISF said 200 grams of methaqualone, a sedative, were recovered from Ekwealor as he was undergoing security checks at terminal two of the airport. Just before he was scheduled to board an Indigo airlines flight to Bengaluru.
“Vigilant #CISF personnel apprehended a passenger namely Mr. Nonso Ekwealor Base (Nigerian) carrying 200gms Narcotic Substance (Methaqualone) concealed inside his clothing @ IGI Airport, New Delhi. Meanwhile, passenger was handed over to NCB officials” CISF said in a statement on Wednesday.
The Nigerian man was handed over to the Narcotics Control Bureau authorities along with the seized narcotics. Therefore, that is estimated to be worth Rs 40,000, a senior CISF official stated.