A Nigerian man , Chukwu Simon Obinna, 30, and his two Indian accomplices ,K Kumaresan, 26 and C Arun Diwakar, 33, have been sentenced to 10yrs imprisonment for the possession of narcotic drugs.
According to Times of India, a special court for exclusive trial of cases under NDPS act in Chennai has convicted them. It is reported that they were arrested near an apartment in Porur in 2018, for the possession of the narcotic substances.
Police found the trio to be in possession of psychotropic and narcotic substances in their bags, which they had planned to sell. 220 grams of ecstasy pills, 18 grams of Cocaine, 8 grams of MDMA, 9 gram of Meth were seized from them.
According to investigating officers, Obinna had come to India on an employment visa. His modus operandi to expand his business was allegedly to supply drugs to tourists in Goa before luring them to join him as agents. That was how Kumaresan and Diwakar became part of the drug network before they were caught.
In addition to the jail term, the court also imposed a fine on the accused- Rs 3 lakh on the Nigeria national and Arun Diwakar and a fine of Rs 4 lakh on Kumaresan