Pramesh S Jain
In its first of its kind in the history of Bengaluru city police Large haul of drug racket busted by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) Anti-Narcotics Wing and have arrested three drug peddlers who had been supplying drugs at multiple locations in Karnataka, the team seized 204 kg of cannabis (Ganja) worth Rs one crore from their possession.
The three drug peddlers identified as,Kaisar Pasha,41,Sameeer,37, both from Mysuru and Ismail Sharif,38,were held under the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
A police team led by Sandeep Patil,under the supervision of DCP,Crime,KP Ravikumar,caught the drug suppliers or peddlers when such a tanker was being used to shift the drugs in smaller quantities into a car at Devanahalli on the outskirts of the city.
The team has seized 204 KG of Cannabis (Ganja),Drugs substances worth of Rs.1 Crore rupees with three mobile phone phones, a container lorry and an Indigo car used in drug trafficking were confiscated by the team of CCB Anti-Narcotics Wing.
They were supplying drugs in Bengaluru, Ramnagar, Mysuru, Chikkaballapura and other places.
Bengaluru Police Commissioner Kamal Pant told reporters,the gang had purchased the ganja through one Shiva Reddy in Tuni,a town in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh,and used a Oil tanker truck to smuggle it into Bengaluru in order to avoid scrutiny at police checkpoints.The ganja was grown in a hilly region near Tuni.
The bust reflects the ambitions of the drug mafia to cater to the rising demands of drug users not only in Bengaluru but also in other parts of Karnataka,Kerala and Tamil Nadu.The seized ganja is enough to serve two lakh people.
Explaining the modus operandi of the drug peddlers,Pant said the accused used Oil tankers to ferry the drugs.They were procuring the drugs from Andhra Pradesh in lorries and tankers till the outskirts in the city from where they shifted the drugs in smaller quantities of 25-30 kg into cars for further supply.
East Godavari district in the coastal region of the neighbouring state was identified to be the place from where the accused were sourcing the drugs.Transferring the drugs through tankers and trucks used to help them hoodwink the police.
According to Pant, the drug peddlers have links with sub-peddlers in Mysuru,Ramanagar, Chikkamagaluru,Shivamogga,Chikkaballapur,Kolar and other districts.We will take the case to a logical conclusion.There will be more arrests.
Pant even said that a few people arrested for the August 11 riots in Pulakeshinagar were into drugs,and promised stringent action against them.And finally Bengaluru police commissioner,Kamal Pant has appreciated Joint CP Crime,Sandeep Patil, DCP Crime,KP Ravikumar,ACP, (ANW),Gautham,PIs,as,Bollethin MS,Virupaksha Swamy,and other staff who has done a tremendous and commendable job by busting biggest and major drug haul and for this a reward of RS 1 lakh will be given to the team he added.