A Nigerian actor based in India, Chekuwame Malvin, has been arrested by the Bengaluru police on Thursday, September 29, for allegedly peddling dr*gs in India.
Malvin who payed the role of a dr*g trafficker in the south Indian movie ‘Singam 2’, was caught redhanded by the police when the accused was allegedly peddling narc*tic substance to students and some businessmen in the city.
Telangana Today reports that the police recovered 15 grams of MMDA commonly known as “ecstasy” or “molly”, 250 ml of hashish oil — all worth Rs 8 lakh along with mobile phones and cash of Rs 2,500 (N13,867). A case has been booked against the accused under section of Narcotics Dr*gs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985.
Malvin had also acted in movies like Kannada film ‘Anna Bond’, ‘Paramathma’ including Kamal Haasan’s 2013 box office hit ‘Vishwaroopam’ and Bollywood film ‘Dilwale’. It is learnt that the Nigerian has been living in India with a medical visa and he also underwent a month training at a film institute located in Mumbai.