The Bengaluru police arrested a Nigerian national for allegedly indulging in drug peddling and recovered cocaine worth Rs 13 lakhs from him.
According to the police, Adinife Raphael (37) of Lagos in Nigeria came to India in 2010 and stayed in Mumbai. After spending two years in Mumbai and New Delhi, he settled down in Bengaluru in 2012. His visa and passport expired in 2015, but he continued to stay illegally in the country.
Later, he joined a group of drug peddlers, who procured the contraband material from suppliers in Goa. It is alleged that Adinife would supply cocaine to college students in east Bengaluru.
The police, who received a tip-off on the activities of Adinife, raided his home on Monday in the Bagaluru police station limits.
The police found out that Adinife had destroyed his passport. The police have registered a case against him under the Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985.