Seven Nigerians were arrested with 73 grams cocaine and five grams of brown sugar worth Rs 3.5 lakh seized from them.
They are part of an international drug racket busted by Commissioner’s task force and Anti Narcotic Cell of Central Crime Station (CCS) Hyderabad on Wednesday.
According to Hyderabad Police, the seven accused had come to India on a business Visa and had established a drug peddling network across metropolitan cities with the help of drug suppliers from Goa.
The accused were selling the drugs at Rs 5,000-6,000 per gram, Police said
The accused were identified as Ejeana Raphael Chidera, C Akuabata, U Solomon Ubabuko, Obiora Chukwuemeka Peter, O Samson C, E Christian Chuku and U Promise Chukuwudi, all businessmen.
“Three of the gang members stay in Goa and the remaining in Hyderabad. Prime accused Ejeana Raphael Chidera is the kingpin of the drug racket in Goa, he established a network in other metropolitan cities with his associates,” Limba Reddy, Additional DCP of Taskforce, told India Today Television.
Police also seized two laptops and 15 cell phones from their possession, besides Rs 33,600 in cash.