Indian Police Arrest Nigerian Mechanical Engineer, Folarin Abdulazees Andoyi, Who Abandoned Profession For Cocaine Trafficking KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

Indian Police Arrest Nigerian Mechanical Engineer, Folarin Abdulazees Andoyi, Who Abandoned Profession For Cocaine Trafficking

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that Indian Police Arrest Nigerian Mechanical Engineer Who Abandoned Profession For Cocaine Trafficking.

Indian police in December 2022 arrested a 50-year-old Nigerian man identified as Folarin Abdulazees Andoyi, over alleged possession of cocaine worth Rs 2.16 crore (about N120 million).

The Indian Express reports that the arrest of Andoyi is being seen as the biggest and most crucial action of the anti-narcotics cell of Pune City police in 2022.


According to the report, the police said that Andoyi, who travelled to India on a work visa as a mechanical engineer, had been active in cocaine trafficking for over a decade and had been arrested twice in the past.

Indian Express reported on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, that the crimes that he had been nabbed for, were not the reason Andoyi first arrived in the country over a decade ago.
 
According to the police, Andoyi first came to India from Nigeria in 2010 on a business visa for work.
 
Senior police inspector Vinayak Gaikwad of the anti-narcotics cell said, “In 2010, he landed in Mumbai. Probe revealed that he worked with some private establishments but soon started feeling that his income was not enough to fulfill his needs. Meanwhile, he came in contact with another Nigerian national involved in the narcotics trade, who suggested he sold drugs to earn more money," 
 
"This Nigerian national was later deported by the police. However, before leaving India, the Nigerian national handed over his contacts in the drug syndicate to Andoyi. Using these contacts, Andoyi allegedly got into the cocaine racket,” said Gaikwad.

Detailing Andoyi’s alleged modus operandi, inspector Gaikwad said he brought cocaine to Pune from his contacts in Thane. He then sold the contraband to the drug peddlers in Pune. These drug peddlers further sold cocaine in small packets to customers in Pune city.
 
According to the figures obtained from the Pune City police, the anti-narcotics cell has seized contraband worth Rs 5.37 crore from 94 accused persons arrested from different locations in the city in separate actions from January 1 to December 31, 2022.
 
Seven persons, including Andoyi, were held for cocaine trade during this period. Cocaine worth Rs 2,64,96,650 was allegedly seized from them in four separate cases. Cops also arrested 29 persons for selling Mephedrone (MD) in 19 cases. MD worth Rs 1.86 crore was recovered from them.
 
As many as 46 persons were arrested by the anti-narcotics cell with possession of marijuana in 39 cases, six persons for opium trade in two cases, two with brown sugar in two offences and one with MDMA with estimated worth of Rs 1.1 lakh. In other cases, a few persons were arrested for allegedly selling charas and opium poppy.

Senior police inspector, Vinayak Gaikwad of the anti-narcotics cell was quoted as saying that “In 2010, he landed in Mumbai.


"Probe revealed that he worked with some private establishments but soon started feeling that his income was not enough to fulfill his needs. Meanwhile, he came in contact with another Nigerian national involved in the narcotics trade, who suggested he sell drugs to earn more money.

In the latest arrest, Andoyi was arrested from a car on the Undri-Mantarwadi road in Pune on December 9, 2022. Police said that during a search, they recovered 1.81 kilogrammes of cocaine estimated at Rs 2,16,20,000.

 

The FIR in this case was registered at the Kondhwa police station under sections of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. During the investigation, cops found Andoyi’s wife, identified as Lucy, a native of Manipur, was also allegedly involved in the offence. She was soon arrested and the couple is currently lodged in the Yerwada Central Prison.

Speaking further, Gaikwad said, “Andoyi first came on record after his arrest by the Customs Department in Mumbai in 2014 with possession of cocaine. He was later released on bail… We got to know he was married twice in the past to women from his country. But around 2018, he got married to an Indian woman, Lucy, hailing from Manipur. He continued to work with the drug racketeers."

 

It was said that in 2019, the Pune City police arrested him again, this time allegedly with a substantial quantity of cocaine. He was released on bail last year.

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