Indian Police Arrests Nigerian Chekwume Malvin Over Drug Trafficking

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The Indian Police Service, attached to the K.G. Halli police division on Wednesday arrested a Nigerian, Chekwume Malvin, who works as an actor in the Indian film industry for allegedly peddling drugs in the city.

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.

After completing the course in Mumbai, Malvin joined the film industry and acted in over 20 Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada films.

He allegedly confessed that he wanted to make quick money and used his network to peddle drugs.

The police have arrested him under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, and are analysing his phone details.

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