Nigerians involved in drug-dealing: Hansraj Ahir
Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir has said that Nigerians in Delhi were involved in drug-dealing. He said that India respects people from all nations, adding that some getting long-term visas to stay in India were involved in illegal activities.
"We respect people from all nations and give them due dignity. However, there are some people, who are getting long-term visas to stay in India, but are involved in illegal activities, such as Nigerians in Delhi, who are involved in drug-dealing," ANI quoted Ahir as saying.
He also spoke on the Rohingya issue and said the government is right in opposing hteir entry to India. Ahir said that the activities in which certain Rohingyas were involved is not "in the interest of our people".
"Those who pick up arms and retaliate against their own governance will not find a place in India," he added.
In July, five Nigerians and an Indian woman were arrested for drug related crimes. Arrested by the Rachakonda Police in Hyderabad were Palaparthi Sangeetha, 35, a resident of Sun City, her partner Cosmas Ojukwu, 30, their associates John Okorie, 26, a BA student of Nizam College, Okereke Cyril Anezi, 31, a BCom student of Nizam College and president of Nigerians in Hyderabad, John Paul Onyebuchi, 34, and Ogunka Henry Okechukwu, 31.
In June, the Anti-Narcotics Cell of the Navi Mumbai police arrested a Nigerian national in Kharghar for being in possession of 178.6 gram of methaqualone worth Rs 8.15 lakh.