Chandigarh: Three drug peddlers, including a Nigerian who used to supply cocaine to Sudeep Pahal (22), who had allegedly shot dead a former student leader in Sector 49, have been arrested by the local police from different parts of the city.
Sources said following the arrest of Sudeep, the police came to know that he was a drug addict and used to purchase drugs from a Nigerian.
The police worked on the leads and managed to nab the 33-year-old Nigerian, Michael Wilfred Mbonu. He was possessing 12.5 gm of cocaine at the time of his arrest from the road separating Sector 31 and the Industrial Area by a team of the Sector 31 police station.
The Nigerian was residing at Vikaspuri in Delhi and had come to the city to supply drugs. “Sudeep knew the suspect for the past few years. Sudeep and his friends used to purchase drugs from him,” the sources said.
The police registered a case under the NDPS Act against the suspect at the Sector 31 police station. The Nigerian was produced before a court, which remanded him in three-day police custody.
A team of the Sector 31 police station also nabbed a 26-year-old girl, a graduate from Panjab University, while possessing 10 gm of heroin.
The police said the girl, Deepika Khanna, was nabbed while possessing heroin from the road separating Sector 31 A and B.
The police said Deepika, a resident of Mani Majra, tried to escape after seeing the police. However, she was nabbed.
In another arrest, the crime branch of the UT police arrested Sunny, a resident of Dadu Majra Colony, while possessing 10 gm of heroin. The suspect was arrested from near Sector 38 (West). A case has been registered at the Maloya police station.