A Nigerian man with the name Uzodima Hope has been arrested in India on suspected trafficking in drug and other banned wildlife goods.
The Anti-Narcotics Cell in Navi Mumbai, the Indian state of Maharashtra in Konkan division, arrested the Nigerian for alleged possession of ivory and a sword cane.
40-year-old Uzodima Hope, resided at Bonkhode village in Koparkhairane, and was reportedly traced with the help of another Nigerian, 30-year-old King Chukwudi Fidelis.
Fidelis, too, was reportedly arrested at Sector 13 in Koparkhairane last week for the possession of 64 grams of amphetamine powder worth $4,494.56.
He said the duo had entered the country on tourist visas, which looked fake to the Police, and they would be verifying them.
The accused claimed to have a clothing business in the country but police suspect the claim is an attempt to cover up the smuggling.
Mr. Hope has not yet revealed where he got the drugs from.