Drug smuggling racket busted, two arrested

 The Central Crime Branch police have busted a racket involved in smuggling banned substances from India to foreign countries by arresting two persons.

Khadar Ghani K, 29 from Roypet in Chennai and Abu Tahir, 39, from Shivaganga district in Tamil Nadu are the arrested.

Amphetamine, (a banned substance) said to be worth about Rs 10 lakh, Rs 9,500 in cash, a passport, visa and two cellphones have been seized from the arrested.
Police said the two operated from Chennai for the past few months.

Free trips

They would contact youths offering free visits to Malaysia, Singapore and other countries. The youths would only bear passport and visa costs.

The only condition was that they had to carry baggages which contained banned substances meant for peddling in the destination countries.

The youths would return electronic goods in return, police added.Recently, they had contacted S Manjunath, a resident of the City and persuaded him to go to Malaysia on a free trip and also to bring some electronic goods from there.

They also assured him that they would provide him visa, passport and other documents.

On a tip-off, police rushed to Bengaluru International Airport and arrested Ghani and Tahir.

They were carrying a luggage bag to be given to Manjuanth. Police found packets of amphetamine stuffed in the bag.

Tahir had transported the substance in a similar fashion to other countries as many as 10 times, police said.

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