Drug trafficking: Cops grill Tony on transactions
Deccan Chronicle.| Naveen Kumar
Tony is being questioned at the Panjagutta police station about the network of couriers, including women, to supply cocaine
Hyderabad: Task force officials from Hyderabad city police interrogated Nigerian drug kingpin Tony for about three hours on Sunday and mainly asked him about his money transactions.
Tony is being questioned at the Panjagutta police station about the network of couriers, including women, to supply cocaine.
It was revealed that Chukwu Ogbonna David, alias Tony, was transacting money through his friend Imran’s account, sources said.
Sunday’s investigation revealed that a woman from Mumbai served as a mule and had supplied drugs to his customers.
"His contact list and call details revealed that he was using two mobiles, one of which had a Nigerian sim card for communicating with his agents abroad. It was also established that the mules travel in private cars or buses to avoid security checks," sources said.
Tony, along with seven other businessmen, was arrested by the Hyderabad police early this month in a drug trafficking case. Efforts are on to nab around 15 more businessmen who had dealings with his agents.
"We are accessing data from the mobile phones of Tony and NRI trader Chalasani Venkat. We have found photos, phone numbers and chats with businessmen. Tony has catered only to his regular clients and has been careful with new customers. Even with regular clients, a chain of middlemen connected him with the consumers," said the official.