‘… all criminals are from Africa in general, Nigeria in particular – India police “We cannot interrogate them properly after their arrests, as many of them cannot speak proper English or any Indian language.”

Nigerian nationals have topped the list of foreigners arrested for drug smuggling in Navi Mumbai over the past five years. According to the sources from the anti-narcotic cell of Navi Mumbai police, a total of 66 narcotic related cases were registered between 2012 and April, this year in the city. Nigerian nationals were involved in 14 of these cases, the police said.

Since 2012, the police have arrested 14 foreign nationals for smuggling drugs to the city and 13 of them were from Nigeria, while one was from Ghana.

The police said that these Nigerians work in networks which also operate in other cities such as Delhi, Mumbai and Pune. Apart from their countrymen, several Indians are also working in those networks.

Apart from drug smuggling, several Nigerians were also arrested for online cheating, credit card and debit card frauds among others.

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