On Wednesday, men from the Indian Police Service attached to the K.G. Halli police division arrested Chekwume Malvin, a Nigerian national who works as an actor in the Indian movie industry, for allegedly trafficking drugs in the city.
The 45-year-old was caught red-handed near the BDA Complex in HRBR Layout.
The police seized about 15 grams of MDMA, 250 ml of hashish oil, ₹2,500 (N13, 850) in cash, and a mobile phone. The total value of the seized items is estimated to be around ₹8 lakh (N44M).
Inquiries revealed that Malvin had come to India on a medical visa but then enrolled in the New York Film Academy in Mumbai to learn acting.
According to the police, he had completed a six-month course in acting from the same academy in Abuja in Nigeria, The Hindu reports.