Mumbai: A Nigerian actor who was part of Tamil movies Singham and Vishwaroopam was arrested on charges of drug peddling in Bengaluru, police sources said today.
The Karnataka police arrested Chekwume Malvin, 45, who was staying in Bhattarahalli near KR Puram here on a medical visa.
According to reports, the police are now looking into his connections with the Sandalwood film industry here, besides in Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and other cities.
The accused Nigerian actor has acted in 20 Indian movies including Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam languages. He has appeared in popular in Kannada movies ‘Annabond’ and ‘Paramatma’ as well.
The Karnataka police arrested Chekwume Malvin, 45, who was staying in Bhattarahalli near KR Puram here on a medical visa. He was arrested while trying to sell drugs to customers on September 27. The police have recovered 15 grams of MDMA and 250 ML of hashish oil worth Rs 7.5 lakh from the accused person.