HYDERABAD:The Jubilee Hills police, who busted a drug supply gang, on Tuesday, are understood to have collected many contact numbers of Tollywood actors from the Nigerians.
Four Nigerian nationals, a film director and a businessman were on Wednesday arrested and cocaine and ganja were seized from them, police said.
Acting on a tip-off that a few Nigerians were trying to sell cocaine to drug addicts, a police team went to Jubilee check-post where they found Nigerian national Samson Ebuka having money transactions with film director Shushanth Reddy and businessman Panasa Ravi Kumar, West Zone DCP A Venkateswara Rao said.
Based on suspicion, the police team apprehended the trio and on being quizzed, Samson admitted that he supplied cocaine to drug addicts and would get the contrabands from his Nigerian friends, he said.
Subsequently, Rotimi Olusola Kehinde alias Sola, Samson, Uzor Promise Chukwudi and Attoh Bosha Kelvin, all Nigerians, Shushanth Reddy and Ravi Kumar were arrested, the DCP said. Two other Nigerians also involved in drug-peddling, identified as Victor and Patric, are absconding.
During the course of interrogation, the Nigerians had reportedly admitted that their clients included actors and actresses from Telugu film industry and also children of high profile families.