A 32-year-old Nigerian was on Monday arrested in Delhi, India on charges of supplying cocaine, police said Monday.
Obiora Ikenna, from Anambra state, was arrested around 10 p.m on Sunday near Aya Chowk with eight grams of cocaine valued at more than US$22,000 globally.
He told the police that he came to India 14 months back on a tourist visa and lived in Arjun Nagar.
The police said Mr Ikenna’s visa expired on Feb 7, 2010.
“Initially, he exported ready-made garments, shoes and other accessories from Delhi to Lagos but incurred heavy losses,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police, Chhaya Sharma.
Later, he met a Nigerian drug trafficker who lured him into the trade, said Mr Sharma.