Mumbai girl cconfesses to links with Nigerian drug smuggler

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Amritsar, Apr 18 (UNI) The 20-year old Mumbai based girl who was arrested by the Special Narcotics Cell of the Punjab Police from a city hotel last night with 10 Kg smack has close links with Nigerian drug smugglers or peddlars based in Mumbai and Delhi.

Police sources told UNI today that the girl, Priyanka Dass a ninth class school dropout herself was addicted to drugs.

During her interrogation she revealed that she had links with at least five Nigerians who were in the drug business. One of them whom she identified as David was currently under detention in a Mumbai jail on charges of heroin smuggling.

She claimed that she was in love with David and to fight his case in the courts she required money. So she agreed to carry the ten kg smack consigment to Amritsar which she received from a Delhi based Nigerian.

However officers in the Narcotics Cell are not buying her 'love story' and have contacted the Mumbai police for details on the girl.

Sources said that officers are also cross checking on certain reports that the girl was " in the sleazy movie business".

Sources said that during questioning the girl claimed that she had no knowledge of the address of the Nigerian who gave her the consignment in a busy Delhi market place. She was given a code word and her contact in Amritsar was to use the same code to contact her in the hotel from where she was taken into custody by the police.

However before her contact could turn up she was picked up the police, sources said while pointing out that the arrest was made on a tip off by a local source.

The questioning of the girl was still on and senior officers of the Narcotics Cell even held a meeting to discuss the inputs provided by the girl.

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