A Nigerian national living with an expired visa has been nabbed with crystal meth from northeast Delhi during a midnight raid.
A team led by ACP Gokulpuri Anuj Kumar nabbed him while he was on his way to a party where he was about to sell the contraband. Later, when the officers reached his house, they found more drugs.
Ikenna interrogation revealed an inter-state racket involving smuggling of party drugs.
He told the cops that he was the third person in the chain of suppliers and was getting the crystal meth from his source in Mumbai.
The 40-year-old man said he had come to India to make a career as a professional footballer and also played in the lower divisions for clubs in Haryana and West Bengal.
When his football career stuttered, he came in contact with smugglers. Every month, Ikenna would allegedly go to Mumbai and meet his source, Angel. He would then bring the contraband to Delhi.
The group was primarily catering to college students in various Universities across Delhi-NCR.
Ikenna would go to parties and music events and contact his customers. Cops said he would only give the drugs to his trusted customers.
To further ensure their cover, the gang contacted their customers through fake social media handles where they updated them about the fresh consignment.
The investigating teams are further probing other members of the racket.