Born in Nigeria, “Fill” had no intentions of becoming a cocaine kingpin. That is who is he is today, as he sits in Tahir Jail on charges of “possessing, purchasing, selling, storing and transporting” drugs in the capital of India. His trap was a series of upscale, posh New Delhi bars and pubs, where he and his crew would sell top notch coke to wealthy customers. After rats tipped the authorities off, Fill (also known as “Steve”) was nabbed as he delivered 54 grams to one of his well-to-do custies. The sale is said to be worth anywhere from 10 lakh (1 lakh=100,000 rupees; 1 rupee=$0.015; 10 lakh= about $15,000) to 50 lakh (about $75,000).
Fill landed in New Delhi from Nigeria in 2008, focused on starting a ready-made garments business. Unfortunately, he was finessed by fellow-Nigerians of all of his money. Completely broke, Fill started begging on the streets to eat every day, then started providing a “consultancy” service to Nigerians visiting New Delhi. While doing this, Fill came in contact with “KC,” the Nigerian plug for coke in New Delhi. In the beginning of 2009, Fill joined KC’s crew.
Under KC, Fill flooded New Delhi’s nightlife scene with cocaine. He would sell one “pudia” (one gram) for between 15,000 rupees (about $225) and 1 lakh (about $1500), depending on the time of day. The price would increase as the evening progressed. Fill thrived even more after KC was arrested around 2011 or 2012. Using multiple cell phones to conduct business, Fill managed to evade the police, until April 2, when he was arrested.