Hisar police in India have arrested a Nigerian identified as Uzochukwu Uzor for peddling heroin.
Uzor was arrested for selling 510grammes heroin to an Indian youth, named Avinash. Avinash, who was arrested on 28 December, told the police that the drug was given to him by Uzor.
Uzor becomes the first Nigerian to be arrested in the New Year in Delhi, in a country where tens of Nigerians were arrested on drug-related offences, fraud or overstaying their visas.
Times of India said Uzor has already been taken before a court, which ordered his remand by the police for 48 hours.
A Police spokesperson said assistant sub-inspector Jagdish Chandra of the Urban Estate police station was patrolling Hisar when, on a tip-off, he arrested Avinash and seized the heroin.