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Nigerian held with banned drugs

A 30-year-old Nigerian national was arrested for allegedly possessing a banned drug in Navi Mumbai, police said today.

Okoi Sipran Chinnas, hailing from Lagos, was held from Bonkode village on Panvel-Mumbra Road last night following a tip-off that he was in possession of a drug suspected to be MD Powder, police PRO Gajanan Kabdule said.

500 gm of the banned drug, worth Rs. 12.50 lakh, was seized from him, Kadbule said, adding, Chinnas wanted to sell the contraband in Mumbra township near Thane.

Further probe revealed that Chinnas was staying in Navi Mumbai without any valid passport.

He has been booked under relevant sections of NPDS (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances) Act.

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