Tamil Blockbuster ‘Singham’ actor caught peddling drugs worth Rs. 7.5 Lakh


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A Nigerian actor who was part of Tamil blockbusters “Singham”, “Vishwaroopam” among many others including Bollywood flicks, has been arrested on charges of drug peddling in Bengaluru, police sources said on Thursday. The police are looking into his connections with Sandalwood film Industry besides in Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and other cities.

Chekwume Malvin, 45 was arrested by the Karnataka Police who was staying in Bhattarahalli near K.R Puram here on a medical visa. He was arrested while he was trying to sell drugs to customers on September 27. The police recovered 15 grams of MDMA anf 250 ML of Hashish oil worth Rs. 7.5 Lakh from the accused person.

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The accused has acted in 20 Indian Movies including Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Malyalam. He has appeared in popular Kannada movies ‘Annabond’ and ‘Paramatam’ as well. The accused had done a film acting course in New York Film Academy Nigeria and Mumbai. He has acted in three Nigerian movies also, the police said.

The accused has taken to drug peddling to make quick money. The police have arrested him under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. The investigations are underway.

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