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Mumbai: Sakinaka Police busts two international drug peddlers, cocaine worth Rs 9 crore seized

Mumbai Police on Saturday said that it's Sakinaka Police busted two international drug peddlers and seized cocaine worth Rs 9 crore.

According to the police, the officials from the Sakinaka Police had spotted a Nigerian man near H Gate at Sakivihar Road in Kurla while they were on routine patrolling in the wee hours of Saturday.

"The man looked suspicious and the police officials decided to question them but as the officials reached close him, he began to walk away from the spot," an official said.

The police officials asked him to stop and began checking him.

The officials who were on the patrolling duty and nabbed the man who was later identified as Daniel Naymack (38), the police said.

The suspect was brought to the Sakinaka Police Station in Mumbai, where 88 capsules stuffed with cocaine were recovered from him, an official said.

The drugs weighing around 880 gm was valued at Rs 9 crore were seized in the matter, the police said.

The police said that during interrogations, Naymack led the police to a hotel from where the police officials nabbed another Nigerian man who was identified as Joel Ramos (19). It is suspected that he had delivered the drugs to his aide, the official said further.

"The duo were placed under arrest and has been booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, the official added.

Meanwhile, in an another incident, in October last year, Mumbai Police had said that it has busted a major drug racket and seized over Rs 300 crore worth drugs.

The police said that it was also successful in nabbing as many as 12 suspects allegedly involved in the racket.

According to the police, On August 8, Sakinaka Police official Ashok Jadhav had received information regarding suspects dealing in mephedrone (MD or Meow Meow) in the jurisdiction of Sakinaka Police. A team of police police officials had nabbed a suspect. The arrest had led to arrest of 11 more suspects from Mumbai and Maharashtra and a huge seizure of drugs.

The police had said that in the entire matter, the Sakinaka Police team had seized a total of 151 kilo and 305 grams of drugs valuing over Rs 300 crore in the international market.

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