Abba Kyari, the suspended deputy commissioner of police (DCP), has been transferred to the custody of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) had earlier announced the arrest of Kyari over his alleged links to drug cartels.
NDLEA indicted him on Monday, for involvement in a 25 kilograms cocaine deal.
They were driven into the NDLEA headquarters in Abuja at about 5pm on Monday for interrogation and further investigation.
The agency vowed that no stone will be left unturned to ensure that suspects in custody and those that may still be name face the full weight of the law.
Kyari was formerly Commander, Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Force Intelligence Bureau.