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Nigerian man arrested by Gujarat ATS in Delhi, drugs worth Rs 3.50 crore seized

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In an ongoing probe of the Morbi drug seizure, a Nigerian man along with an accused was arrested by the Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS). The Nigerian man was identified as Michael Ugochuko, who was arrested from the Nilothi area of New Delhi. On Saturday, the Gujarat ATS also seized 650 gm of heroin worth Rs 3.50 crore. Two of the arrested are accused in connection with the Morbi Drug haul.

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Ugochuko was interrogated by the Gujarat ATS, which revealed that he is aid of one of the most wanted accused Isa Rav. Ugochuko brought drugs from Isa Rav, the Times of India reported. After questioning Ugochuko, it was also found that a man from Pune named Sarjerao Keshavrao Garaad, 56 delivered the drugs to the Nigerian man. Garaad sent the drugs to Ugochuko through bus and train.

The payment of drugs was made by Ugochuko through Angadia firms after it was delivered by Garaad. On Sunday, the Gujarat ATS also arrested Sarjerao Keshavrao Garaad from his residence in Pune.

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According to the Gujarat ATS officers, another accused has also been arrested from a village in Jamnagar, who went to receive a drug consignment along with the other accused. The arrested has been identified as Javed Sodha aged 32, who is a resident of Sayana in Jamnagar. Earlier, three people were arrested by the Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and 120 kg heroin worth Rs 600 crore was seized from their possession in a village in Morbi under Saurashtra on November 14.

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According to the police, the trio, identified as Mukhtar Hussein alias Jabbar Jodiya, a resident of Jodiya in Jamnagar; Shamsuddin Saiyyed, a resident of Jinjuda in Morbi; and Ghulam Husseinmiya Bhagad from Jinjuda in Morbi were arrested from an under-construction single-storey house in Morbi. Reports suggest that the heroin was stacked in cement sacks.

As per reports, it was in the last week of October when the drug consignment was shipped from Pakistan. Using Indian dhows, the consignment was further headed to an African country.

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