India's Narcotics Control Bureau arrests alleged Nigerian drug kingpin and his wife, freezes their assets

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of Goa, India, has busted a drug syndicate and frozen assets worth Rs 1.06 million belonging to an alleged Nigerian drug kingpin, Stanley and his wife Usha C.

NCB Goa Additional Director Amit Ghawate, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, April 11, 2024, said that Stanley was arrested on Wednesday.

He said that based on credible information, on February 13, 2024, the NCB Goa team seized 7.35 grams of cocaine from the possession of one Raju S, a resident of Saligao.

“During the initial investigation into the case, it was discovered that the accused was just a peddler working for a larger drug network operated by Stanley, a Nigerian national and his wife Usha C, both residents of Candolim,” Ghawate said.

“It was further discovered that the crime boss, Stanley, had associated with some local people to whom he used to supply medicines in large quantities for delivery to his various clients.

“On February 16, 2024, the NCB Goa arrested another peddler identified as Michael, a taxi driver from Candolim.

“Following the leads, the NCB raided the house of crime boss Stanley, but he has since been arrested by the Telangana Police in the NDPS case.

However, a follow-up investigation established that Usha C, along with her husband, were also actively involved in drug trafficking and the handling of drug money obtained through this drug network.

“Thus, Usha C was arrested on February 21, 2024, and procedures were initiated to identify properties illegally acquired by them, in order to weaken the entire drug network,”

He said illegally acquired properties valued at one crore rupees, belonging to Usha C and Stanley, were identified and frozen by the NCB.

“On Wednesday, Stanley was arrested by the NCB, Goa and further investigation is underway,” Ghawate added.


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