The Excise and Enforcement officials arrested Emeka John, near Apollo Hospitals in Jubilee Hills and seized 4 grams of cocaine from him on Friday, September 7.

Emeka, a resident of Mini Gulshan Colony in Tolichowki, was engaged by another Nigerian drug peddler from Mumbai to sell the drug in the city on a commission basis.

Assistant excise superintendent N Anji Reddy said Emeka came to the city recently to supply drugs to customers.

“The kingpin of the racket operating from Mumbai was known with a code name ‘Government’. Emeka saved his number with the same name. Usually, the kingpin used to receive the drug from an unidentified source, which was handed over to Emeka who sold it for Rs 6 and 17,000 cash from Emeka.

“As Emeka does not have a passport, we lodged a complaint with Banjara Hills police asking them to book a case under the Foreigners Act, ” he added.

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