Nigerian actor arrested for selling illicit drugs in India

Nigerian actor arrested for selling illicit drugs in India
Nigerian Actor, Chekwume Malvin arrested foer selling drugsWuzupNigeria

Indian security operatives attached to the K.G. Halli police division on Wednesday arrested a Nigerian national, Chekwume Malvin, who is an actor in the Indian film industry for allegedly peddling drugs in the city.

The 45-year-old was caught red-handed near the BDA Complex in HRBR Layout.

The police seized about 15 grams of MDMA, 250 ml of hashish oil, ₹2,500 (N13, 850) in cash and a mobile phone. The total value of the seized items is estimated to be around ₹8 lakh (N44).

Inquiries disclosed that Malvin had come to India on a medical visa but then enrolled in the New York Film Academy in Mumbai to learn acting.

According to the police, he had completed a six-month course in acting from the same academy in Abuja in Nigeria, The Hindu reports.

He allegedly confessed that he wanted to make quick money and used his network to peddle drugs.

The police have arrested him under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, and are analysing his phone details.

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