New Delhi: A 35-year-old Nigerian national, who used to traffic drugs between Mumbai and Delhi, has been arrested in the capital and 100 grams of cocaine was recovered from him, police said.

Uche Sylvester was arrested near the Delhi airport on Thursday while returning from Mumbai, police said on Friday.

"The accused revealed that he came to India for the first time in January 2011 on a tourist visa. He stayed in Mumbai and started exporting electronic goods to his country," said a police official.

"In Mumbai he came in contact with a fellow Nigerian who was a drug trafficker, and lured by the easy money he joined him," the official added.