Hyderabad Narcotic Enforcement Wing arrests three drug peddlers, seizes 40 grams of cocaine
Five drug consumers who are now buying drugs from the aforementioned accused have been identified.
HYDERABAD: The Hyderabad Narcotic Enforcement Wing (H-NEW) and Panjagutta Police apprehended one foreign national drug peddler and two interstate drug peddlers. The peddlers were discovered to be selling and possessing the narcotic drug cocaine, and 40 grams of cocaine and eight cell phones worth Rs 5 lakh were seized.
According to the police, Mohammed Toiru Bakari, a foreign national from Nigeria (Africa) who was living illegally in Pune, was absconding under the NDPS Act of Panjagutta PS. He visited Mumbai, India on a tourist visa in 2013. He worked as a chef at an African restaurant on Mira Road in Mumbai.
He connected with drug suppliers in Mumbai during that time and started buying the substance in small amounts to sell to customers. He moved to Pune in 2017 in order to take advantage of the city's high demand for cocaine as well as the opportunity to make quick money.
He was detained by the Narcotics Cell, Customs, Pune in the year 2019 along with Apurva Mataprasad Upadhyay for selling and possessing 40 grammes of cocaine, and both were released in 2020.
Since that time, both of them have kept up their narcotic peddling throughout Pune, Mumbai, and Hyderabad. They have been selling drugs since five years ago. He routinely goes to Hyderabad to provide cocaine to drug traffickers Apurva Mataprasad Upadhyay and Ajay Kumar Choupal, who want to sell drugs to needy customers for quick money.
Five drug consumers who are now buying drugs from the aforementioned accused have been identified, and the investigation is underway to find others. The seized material was handed over to the SHO of Panjagutta Police Station in Hyderabad for further investigation into this case.