The anti-narcotic cell (ANC) in India on Monday arrested Anthony Chike, 32, for alleged illegal possession of 2.933 kg of charas worth 13 million naira.
ANC sources said that on Sunday, they received information that on Monday, an African man would be arriving on a two wheeler to deliver charas to a prospective customer in a scheduled area.
The police team, accordingly, lay in wait at the site.
As soon as the accused arrived to deliver the contraband, police nabbed him.
“On subsequent search of his person, after observing mandatory guidelines, the raiding party seized 2.933 kg of charas, one black and blue colour shoulder bag and a black colour scooter,” an ANC source said.
The accused was previously arrested in 2010 for possession of 11g of cocaine and 68g of charas.
The accused was subsequently released on bail.
Charas is the name given to a hashish form of cannabis which is handmade in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal and India.