NCB Goa arrested Nigerian national for heading drug syndicate


Panaji: As a part of two-month-long investigations of drug syndicate operating from Goa, the Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday arrested the kingpin Stanley, who is originally from Nigeria, at Candolim.

Incidentally, Stanley was earlier arrested by Telangana police in connection with the drug case in February, 2024. He was arrested by NCB on Wednesday at Candolim after seizing his property worth Rs 1.06 crore.

The NCB, in a media statement released here, has said that on Wednesday Stanley was arrested in Goa and further investigation is in progress.

Giving details of the syndicate and NCB investigations, the press note mentions that on February 13, 2024, NCB Goa team had seized 7.35 grams of cocaine from the possession of one Raju S, living in Saligao village of North Goa.

“During initial investigation in this case it was learnt that said accused was merely a peddler working for a bigger drug network being operated by Stanley an Nigerian National and his wife Usha C, both residing in Candolim Goa,” the NCB said.

The agency said that tt was further learnt that the kingpin Stanley has associated some local people to whom he use to provide drugs in bulk quantities for delivering to his various customers.

On February 16, 2024, the NCB, Goa succeeded in arresting such another field peddler named Michael (full name not revealed), who is a taxi driver.

“Following the leads, the NCB raided house of the kingpin Stanley on February 15, 2024 and it was learnt that he was already been arrested by the Telangana Police on February 05, 2024 in connection with Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances case,” the NCB said.

During the investigation, the NCB concluded that Stanley’s wife, Usha C was actively involved in drug trafficking and in handling the drug money derived through this network.

Accordingly, Usha C was placed under arrest on February 21, 2024 and proceedings for identification of illegally acquired properties by them were initiated in order to weaken the whole drug network.

“As the outcome of all efforts put in, illegally acquired properties worth Rs. 1,06,10,375/- belonging to Usha C and Stanley have been identified which subsequently, frozen by the NCB on April 04, 2024,” the agency said.


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