25g Cocaine seized from foreigner in Lonavala

Lonavala – Officers of Narcotics Cell, Customs, Pune arrested a foreign national, citizen of Cote d’ Noire  Mr. Guehi Justin on October 28 at Lonavala for allegedly trafficking of Cocaine, a narcotics drug banned under the NDPS Act, 1985. On the basis of an information regarding trafficking of Cocaine, the officers of Narcotics Cell. Customs, Pune kept a vigil and surveillance outside the premises of a popular resort in Lonavala” on 27.10.2018.

At about 21:25 hrs one foreign national named Mr. Guehi Justin was noticed entering one of the rooms of the aforesaid resort. He was apprehended for possessing a plastic packet purportedly to be containing around 25 gms of Cocaine a narcotics drug. valued at Rs.1,87,500 in Indian illicit market which was seized by the officers, under Panchnama under the provisions of the NDPS Act 1985. He has been ordered Judicial Custody of 14 days by the Hon’ble JMFC Court,  Maval, Pune.

Investigation revealed that the accused person is citizen of Cote d’Ivoire and came to India (Delhi) on a business visa in the year 2017 and is presently living at Kharghar Mumbai. He collected a small plastic packet containing cocaine from a person at Kharghar which was to be delivered to a customer in Lonavala As per preliminary investigation, this is the first time he has attempted delivery of cocaine to any customer. Further investigations on the suppliers and Not clients is underway. The investigation is being carried out under the supervision of the Additional Commissioner Customs Pune, Pawan Kumar, and guidance of Deputy Commissioner Incharge Narcotics Cell Suhail A. Kazi.
The Pune Customs Anti – Narcotics Cell is functioning from GST Bhawan ICE House, Sassoon Road Pune 411001, requests citizens to give information relating to Narcotics drugs sale and abuse, in public places specially near educational institutions. Any person giving such information about sale and tibiae of narcotics drugs is not only doing a national service but also is entitled to cash reward as per the reward scheme of the Govemment of India.