An alleged notorious kingpin who runs a major drug racket has been arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) on Tuesday in Bengaluru.
The accused identified as Chidiebere Ambrose is often referred to as ‘Chief’ among the drug peddlers of Bengaluru.
Sandeep Patil, the Joint Commissioner of Police, Crime, Bengaluru City Police, who confirmed the arrest in a statement on Tuesday, 15 December, said drug peddlers had revealed that they used to buy cocaine from Chief.
“The main kingpin in cocaine supply in Bengaluru has been arrested by CCB. He is called the chief. His real name is Chidiebere Ambrose,” Patil said.
“All the Nigerian drug peddlers were in touch with him to purchase cocaine from him. In all previous drug cases, we found that all the Nigerian drug peddlers bought cocaine from a person named chief. After a detailed investigation, this chief has been arrested,” the official added.
The Bengaluru Police had been tracking Chief for about a month following a detailed investigation.
The officials of the Narcotics wing of the CCB are investigating further to uncover the wider network.
Police have earlier launched a crackdown against the drug haul in Bengaluru and arrested many high profile people including Kannada film actresses and children of politicians who used to take drugs, indulged in drug peddling, and organised rave parties.