By Ernest Omoarelojie with Agency Reports
Operatives of the Indian Police Service, attached to the K.G. Halli police division on Wednesday picked up a Nigerian national, Chekwume Malvin, with drugs including 15 grams of MDMA, 250ml of hashish oil, ₹2,500, about N13,850 in cash. The total value of the drugs is estimated to be about ₹2,500 or an equivalent of N44.
Chekwume 45, who is reported to be an actor in Indian Nollywood, was arrested near the BDA Complex in HRBR Layout. for drug peddling in the city.
Chukwme is reported to have entered India on a medical visa but went ahead to enroll in the New York Film Academy, Mumbai after which he went through a six-month course in acting from the same academy in Abuja in Nigeria. Thereafter, he joined the India film industry where he featured in over Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada flicks, including Vishwaroopam, Singham, Anna Bond, Dilwale and Paramathma.
After completing the course in Mumbai, Malvin joined the film industry and acted in over 20 Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada films.
Some of the more well-known films he had roles in include Vishwaroopam, Singham, Anna Bond, Dilwale and Paramathma.
According to police, he has confessed to the crime, explaining however, that he just wanted to make extra money by using his network to peddle drugs. Arrested under the Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1995, his phone is being analysed for details.