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NCB busts inter-state drug trafficking racket

Shivraj Urs

Officials of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) busted an inter-state drug trafficking racket by arresting a 35-year-old man for manufacturing ketamine, which is known as ‘rape drug’. 

NCB officials caught accused Shivraj Urs after a chase when he came to deliver 26.7kgs of ketamine to his client near Movie Land theater in Majestic on April 30 at 8.30 pm.

NCB officials were waiting for Urs and when he came to handover the ketamine. On spotting the NCB team, the client, J Kannan (33), tried to flee, but Kannan was caught along with the drugs. Urs fled in his car, almost mowing down NCB officials in the process. Urs was later traced near Yelahanka on May 1 morning.

During the interrogation, Urs revealed that he manufactured drugs in two houses in Kengeri and Vidyanagar.

Sunil Kumar Sinha, Zonal Director, NCB, said that Urs had constructed a clandestine lab with drug manufacturing facilities in his house basement.
“As much as 25.40 kgs of ketamine was recovered from his lab. The investigation further revealed that a similar facility is also running in Hyderabad,” he said.

NCB officials suspect that Urs is part of the international drug syndicate and linked to south-east Asian countries and Australia. Urs has been taken into custody to ascertain the drug network.

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