Popular Nigerian actor Arrested in India for Drug Trafficking


The Indian Police have arrested an Indian-based actor of Nigerian descent, Chekwume Malvin, for allegedly engaging in hard drugs sale in the country.

Malvin, 45, was said to have been caught red-handed near the BDA Complex in HRBR Layout.

The police seized about 15 grams of MDMA, 250 ml of hashish oil, ₹2,500 (N13, 850) in cash, and a mobile phone. The total value of the seized items is estimated to be around ₹8 lakh (N44).

It was gathered that Malvin had been in India on a medical visa, but later enrolled in the New York Film Academy in Mumbai to study acting.

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

Some of the more well-known films he had roles in include Vishwaroopam, Singham, Anna Bond, Dilwale, and Paramathma.

Upon his arrest, he allegedly confessed to the crime.

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