CCB arrest two African drug peddlers Ecstacy,LSD, Cocaine worth Rs.75 lakhs Seized:

Pramesh S Jain

Continuing war on drugs,A Major haul of drugs seized by CCB Anti-Narcotics Wing Sleuths after arresting two African drug peddlers in Sampigehalli and Amruthahalli police station limits, Ecstacy,LSD,Cocaine worth Rs.75 lakhs seized.

The accused have been identified as Joseph Ndukwe Okafoo,38 and Ozochukwe Markmaurice Mbatugwa,38.

The two African Drug peddlers procured drugs through DARKNET.

Senior officer told media persons,our Anti-Narcotics Wing ACP,KC Gautam received a credible information about drugs being stored in two places by African Nationals in Sampigehalli and Amruthahalli police station limits.

Acting on tip-off,ACP,Gautham formed two teams Inspector,BS Ashok and his team swung into action and raided a house in Jakkur layout near Raksha Medical and during raid the team found huge haul of drugs stored in the house illegally.

During search the team seized,500gms MDMA, powder,91 Ecstacy tablets,56 LSD Strips,5000 cash with 3 mobile phones and a Honda car worth of Rs.50 Lakhs Seized from his possession and based on which the team arrested the African National.

Another team headed PI,Lakshmikanthaiah and his team swung into action and raided a house near Thirumala Venkateshwara temple and during the raid the team found huge drugs been stored illegally in the house.

After conducting search the team found 50gms Cocaine,50 Ecstacy tablets,56 LSD Strips,10gms MDMA crystal,2 mobile phones and weighing machine worth of Rs.15 lakhs seized from their possession.

During investigation by the team the accused confessed the crime and revealed that they procured the drugs from their contacts through DARKNET from neighbouring metro countries and selling it to their contacts.

A detailed investigation by the team has revealed that they had come to city on tourist visa but continued to stay illegally and peddled drugs to make quick money.

Both the accused have been booked under NDPS Act and Foreigners Act in Sampigehalli and Amruthahalli police station limits and further investigations are on to track down their network.

Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant,has appreciated Joint CP Crime,Sandeep Patil DCP Crime-1,KP Ravikumar,ACP Anti-Narcotics Wing CCB,KC Gautam,PIs,as,BS Ashok, Lakshmikanthaiah and their team who has nabbed two African drug peddlers who were staying illegally in the city and were in selling drugs and for the exemplary work done by the team a suitable reward will be given to the team he added.