Police in Indian capital, New Delhi have arrested a Kenyan woman with 2.5 kilos of heroine.
Marium Mweke was reportedly apprehended as she was heading to supply the narcotics to a peddler in Punjab. Mweke was arrested together with two of her associates Ekene Kenneth Onyetobe and Martin Obum Fevor, both Nigerian citizens.
DNA India reported that officers from the anti-narcotics unit laid a trap for Onyetobe and nabbed him as he boarded a bus to deliver the consignment to Punjab.
“Acting on a tip off, the police laid a trap to nab Onyetobe who had come to ISBT Kashmere Gate at 11 pm on June 25 to board a bus for Punjab to deliver a consignment of heroin to a Punjab-based drug dealer. Subsequently, the accused was arrested with 3kg of high grade heroin.”
“During interrogation, Onyetobe disclosed the names of his two associates. Later, Mweke was arrested with 2.5 kg of heroin near Mukarba Chowk bus stand on June 27. Their associate Martin Obum Fevor was also nabbed with two packets of heroin from his residence in Uttam Nagar on Friday,” the publication’s article read.
Marium told India’s newspaper, The Times that she was a divorcee who travelled to India in search of employment and feed his family back in Kenya.
“Despairing that she would never earn enough in Kenya to give her two daughters a good life, Marium left her country in 2016 and came to India. She left her children under the care of her sisters while she sought her fortune in India,” Times wrote.
After questioning, Mweke allegedly confessed that the group she was working for had smuggled 120 kg of heroin to India through drug mules or in specially packed capsules stashed in the cavities of carry bags, Indian Deputy Commissioner of Police P S Kushwah said.