Pramesh S Jain & Yogesh K Porwar
The East Division police of Govindapura police have arrested a foreign national from Ivory Coast who was allegedly peddling drugs and recovered 2.5 kg of MDMA crystals worth approximately Rs.2.5 crore.He had stored the crystals in empty champagne bottles.
Senior officer told media persons,that a war on drugs is being done in across city and to control the drug abuse menace in the city.
Special Anti-Narcotics Squad has been formed to check on drug peddlers in their jurisdiction a tip off was received by Govindapura police inspector,Prakash R,that a person is selling drugs near HBR layout in a service road in a Champagne bottle.
Acting on a tip-off,the Govindapura police inspector and crime staff rushed to the spot and kept a close watch on the foreign national and intercepted the peddler while he was trying to sell MDMA crystals in his car on a service road at HBR Layout.We arrested him and recovered drugs,from the champagne bottle.
A detailed investigation by the team have revealed that he was sourcing the narcotics from a supplier in Goa.
He smuggled them to the city by road using empty champagne bottles to hide them.He was not able to produce any valid passport or visa documents.
He has been booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and Foreigners Act.The Govindapura police have also issued a notice to the landlord who had rented the house to the foreign national without verifying his documents.
Brilliant work by the @DCPEASTBCP Division team led by PI of Govindapura PS in nabbing an inter-state drug peddler and kingpin from Ivory Coast. The accused used to procure the drugs from Goa and sell them through the sub-peddlers in Bengaluru at Rs.10K per gram.
2.5 kg of high-quality MDMA synthetic drugs worth Rs.2.5 Crore has been seized and further investigation is underway.A cash reward of Rs.60K has been announced to the team.
Finally Bengaluru Police Commissioner,Kamal Pant has appreciated Addl CP East,S Murugan DCP East,Dr SD Sharanappa,ACP,KG Halli, sub-division,KS Jagadish,PI,Prakash R,PSI, as,Mohammed Ali Imran,ASIs,as,Ramesh KR,Anand Kumar M R,Manjunath,and crime staff as,Sathish Kumar,Anand,Sangur,Mohammed Khadirulla,Sadashivabelagali,Suresh Badagi,Madhu H,Nagaraj, Shivanand B,Sandeep,Cheenaswamy N,Pratap,Mahesh Kumar,BM Hunavad,Mahantesh K,Fakeerappa,and others has done brilliant work in nabbing the kingpin from Ivory coast and a cash reward of Rs.60K has been announced to the team he added.