Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Ghanaian Man Caught with 200 Grams of Cocaine in India

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As reported a 32-year-old Ghanaian, Paul Dika Acquah, has been arrested from the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in India in possession of 200 grams of cocaine. This is one of the biggest seizures of cocaine in recent times in New Delhi.
Police said they had received a tip-off on Friday that a Ghana national was coming to the capital city with cocaine. The Crime Branch sleuths laid a trap at the airport and nabbed the Ghanaian. The police claimed the cocaine recovered from him was worth Rs 2
crore in the international market.
Acquah was apprehended from the airport parking soon after he arrived in the city from Mumbai in an Air India flight, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime), Sanjay Bhatia, said. “The cocaine was concealed in two polythene packets and was kept in the sole of his shoe,” Bhatia said.
Acquah had come to India in October 2010 on a business visa and started exporting ladies and children's clothes from Mumbai. “After some time, he travelled back to his country and returned to India again in November, 2010 as he had started a garments and shoes business. He visited Tiripur in Tamil Nadu and Mumbai for business purposes. In Mumbai, he came in contact with another Ghana national Timoti who has absconded.
“Timoti introduced Acquah to the drug trafficking trade. He started carrying drugs for Timoti to various places. Later he went back to the Ghana and returned again to India in last month via Johannesburg as he was denied an Indian visa from Ghana,” Bhatia said. Acquah had managed to get a visa from South Africa.
This is the fourth case the crime branch has recovered cocaine this year. On January 8, a 36-year-old South African national was arrested in south Delhi allegedly with 40 grams of cocaine worth around Rs 40 lakh while on January 3, a 28-year-old Nigerian national was arrested from V3S Mall on east Delhi's Vikas Marg.
The crime branch had arrested 98 drug traffickers last year, eight of whom were women. 16 foreign nationals too were arrested. Last year, while 232 gm of cocaine was recovered, heroin worth 43. 65 kg, charas of 76. 9 kg, ganja worth 1871. 4 kg, opium worth 110 kg and poppy straw worth 74. 5 kg was recovered.
On New Year eve, another Nigerian national was apprehended with 175 grams of cocaine worth Rs 1. 75 crore in the international market. Source-Peace FM

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