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Shamsuddin Omotola Hasan, a 48-year-old Nigerian national has been arrested by the Pune police on Wednesday, in possession of cocaine worth ₹4 lakh, in Kondhwa.
The man is a resident of Sankla Exclusive Vista Society in Pisoli.
The man is a native of Lagos in Nigeria, according to police. The man intended to sell the drugs, a statement by the police claimed.
The drugs in his possession were found to be worth ₹4,16,000. Along with the drugs, the police found five mobile phones worth ₹15,000; one Yamaha motorcycle worth ₹50,000; cash of ₹20,000; and a weighing scale worth ₹1,000. The total seizure was estimated to be worth ₹5,02,000.
The 48-year-old was found at the gate of Brookefield Society when the crime branch officials were patrolling the Kondhwa area at 2:50 am on Wednesday.