Nigerian actor with Rs 7.5-Lakh worth drugs arrested in Karnataka

Bangalore: A Nigerian actor who was reportedly the part of Tamil blockbusters "Singham", "Vishwaroopam" among many others including Bollywood flicks, has been deteained on charges of drug peddling in Bengaluru, police sources said on Thursday. The police are now looking into his links with the Sandalwood film industry here, besides in Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and other cities.

The Karnataka police arrested Chekwume Malvin, 45, who was staying in Bhattarahalli near K.R. Puram here on a medical visa. He was arrested while trying to sell drugs to customers on September 27. The police have recovered 15 grams of MDMA and 250 ML of hashish oil worth Rs 7.5 lakh from the accused person.

The police said, the accused has acted in 20 Indian movies including Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam languages. He has appeared in popular in Kannada movies "Annabond" and "Paramatma" as well. The accused had done a film acting course in New York Film Academy Nigeria and Mumbai. He has acted in three Nigerian movies also, the police said.

The police added the accused has taken to drug peddling to make quick money and have arrested him under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. The investigations are in progress.

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