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Police arrests Nigerian, two other drug traffickers in India

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Police operatives in India have arrested three suspected drug peddlers, including a Nigerian in the city of Bengaluru.

The suspects are – Ude Ude Uja (33), Prasoon K (27), and Anand Chandran KV (27).

The suspects were caught by police officers from the Central Crime Branch with 100 grams of MDMA drug worth Rs 5 lakhs (N2, 587,427.40) on Thursday.

According to the police, the trio were arrested when they were trying to sell the drug at Balaji layout near Kattigenahalli, Yelahanda.

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“One car, one bike, three mobile phones, and cash were seized from the suspects,” the police said.

Penalties for a drug-related offence in India is based on the quantity of the substance found in possession of the suspects.

Where the contravention involves a small quantity of drug (less than 1 kilogramme), a prison term of six months or a fine of ₹10,000 or both are imposed.

For a drug crime that involves quantity lesser than commercial quantity but greater than small quantity, a 10 years prison term and fine which may extend to ₹1 lakh are slammed on the offenders.

A drug deal in commercial quantity attracts prison term which may extend to 20 years and a fine of ₹2 lakh.

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