NCB Mumbai launched an operation at Kharghar, Navi Mumbai and seized commercial quantity of Cocaine on intervening night of 05 & 06.08.2021 and intercepted 01 Nigerian national.
On reliable information, a team of NCB Mumbai mounted surveillance at Sector-30, Kharghar and intercepted one Nigerian national namely Stephen Samuel@ Tony and from his possession seized 102 grams of Cocaine (Commercial Quantity) at Sector-30, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai.
Stephen Samuel@ Tony is a notorious criminal. He is running international drug trafficking network especially supply of Cocaine Pan India. He was under watch of NCB Mumbai since few months and recently he had come to Mumbai from Delhi for the supply of Cocaine. He appears to be a crucial link to supply network of cocaine from Colombia to Mumbai via Ethiopia.
At the time of interception, Stephen Samuel tried to resist his arrest and attacked NCB team in which two NCB officers were injured, who were immediately rushed to nearest Govt Hospital for medical help. The process to lodge FIR against the accused Stephen Samuel has been initiated by the NCB officers for obstructing government officials during government duty.
NCB, Mumbai in its continuous fight against drug peddlers arrested 22 foreign nationals during the year 2021 so far. Further investigation is going on. In this regard NCB Mumbai has registered the case in Crime No 75/2021.