A Nigerian footballer identified as Ikenna has been arrested with 10 grams of crystal meth brought from Mumbai in India.
According to a statement by the India Police Department, Ikenna was accused of living with an expired visa and was nabbed with crystal meth from northeast Delhi during a midnight raid.
He was subsequently taken to his house in Kardampuri in Jyoti Nagar where 18 grams of cocaine was also recovered.
A policeman, Atul Kumar Thakur, said that they were tipped off about Ikenna, who has been residing in India without a visa since 2013 and had entered the country initially as a professional football player.
The Police said he ventured into drug sales after his footballing career in the country suffered a setback.
A team led by ACP Gokulpuri Anuj Kumar nabbed him while he was on his way to a party where he was about to sell the contraband. Later, when the officers reached his house, they found more drugs.
Ikenna, upon interrogation, revealed an inter-state racket involving smuggling of party drugs.
He told the cops that he was the third person in the chain of suppliers and was getting the crystal meth from his source in Mumbai.