Cop among five held for drug peddling

Cop among  five held for drug peddling

Anti-rowdy squad of the police here has nabbed five persons including a police constable, on charges of trying to sell brown sugar to college students, on Saturday.

The police have also seized brown sugar worth Rs 45 lakh from them.

According to the police, the arrested have been identified as Jayakumar, a police constable at Old Town police station, Bhadravathi, Suchith, a resident of Bangalore, Wilson, Chandrakanth, both residents of Thirthahalli and Ashok, a native of Karkala, Udupi district.

Acting on a tip-off, a police team rushed to Vidyanagar, where the arrested were trying to sell 400 grams of brown sugar to students near Sahyadri college. A sample of the seized brown sugar has been sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory for further probe.

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