The Crime Branch of the Goa Police in India detained a Nigerian national and confiscated party drugs worth Rs 7.4 lakh (N4,072,965.90).
On Thursday, October 21, the accused, named as Amaechi Ekene, was apprehended by police along the north Goa coastal area in Mapusa, Panaji, and was charged under relevant provisions of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) act.
“During the operation, Amaechi Ekene, a Nigerian native, was apprehended with a variety of narcotics, including LSD blots, ecstasy pills in commercial quantities, and MDMA. The total market value of the narcotics confiscated is more than Rs 7.4 lakh “According to a spokesman for the Goa Police Department.
The accused was accused of concealing the narcotics in the storage compartment of a motorbike. The source of the narcotics is being investigated, according to police.
The NDPS Act of 1985 contains non-bailable offenses. The penalty can vary from six months to a maximum of 30 years in prison. For severe offenses, the Act also allows for property confiscation, preventive imprisonment, and even the death penalty.