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Jun 20, 2007 at 04:33am IST

Pune rave party: Tanzanian man held

New Delhi Delhi Police on Saturday arrested three alleged drug peddlers, including a Tanzanian national, in connection with the recent Pune rave party where 250 youths were arrested.

"Nbabwa Ally Zuma, a Tanzanian national, was arrested from Mathura road with 10 grams of cocaine. He had visited Pune twice within 10 days recently. The last time he had gone to Pune by air on March two and returned on March three, hours before the rave party in that city was busted," PTI quoted DCP (narcotics and crime prevention) A S Cheema as saying.

He also said that police was looking into Zuma's role in supplying drugs to the sensational rave party as Zuma had studied in Pune in 2002 and lived in that city for a long time there.

SUSPECTED HAND: Tanzanian Ally Zuma was arrested from Mathura road with 10 grams of cocaine.

Another arrested man is Immanual Nnanta Akiko, a Nigerian national. He was arrested from Vasant Vihar on the intervening night of March seven with eight grams of cocaine.

Akiko had graduated from Chandigarh and completed his post-graduation from Meerut University in 2005 and now pursuing his M.Phil there, Cheema said.

"Most of his activities centered in Delhi and veracity of all his claims and contacts here are being investigated," he added.

Both the foreign nationals believed to have got the narcotics from their respective native countries, he said.

Meanwhile, one Navin Pratap Singh was arrested from Mangolpuri with 1.5 kg heroin.

He allegedly used to get the drugs from Uttar Pradesh and supply to other peddlers in packets of 100-200 grams.

All the three drug peddlers were booked under different sections of NDPS Act, Cheema added.