Wife of a Nigerian policeman arrested in India for smuggling

A 49-year-old wife of a Nigerian policeman, Mariam Eni Edakwo was nabbed at New Delhi Railway Station for allegedly smuggling 840 cans of foreign-made beer.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Railways) Harendra Kumra Singhh, who confirmed the arrest on Sunday, November 22, said;

“On Saturday, due to the suspicious movement, a woman was stopped and her luggage having 12 jute bags were checked. The bags contained 840 cans of beer. The woman was travelling in A-2 coach of Mumbai Rajdhani train from Mumbai to Delhi,”

The beer cans were illegally brought into the country and then from Mumbai to Delhi, to be sold there, he added.

DCP said Edakwo is a mom of three children and her husband is in he Nigeria Police Force adding that she has been visiting India since 2011.

She had come to India in February for her garment business and was living in Mumbai. The seized beer is very popular with African nationals, he stated.

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