The Bengaluru police arrested the Nigerian national for allegedly indulging in drug peddling.
According to the police, 37yrs old Adinife Raphael came to India in 2010 and stayed in Mumbai. After spending two years in Mumbai and New Delhi, he settled down in Bengaluru in 2012. His visa and passport expired in 2015, but he continued to stay illegally in the country.
Later, he joined a group of drug peddlers, who procured the contraband material from suppliers in Goa. It is alleged that Raphael would supply cocaine to college students in east Bengaluru.
The police who received a tip-off on his activities raided his home on Monday in the Bagaluru police station limits. They found out that Raphael had destroyed his passport.
Consequently, the police have registered a case against him under Narcotics, Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985.