CCB police bust drug racket, arrest three peddlers

 A drug peddling racket was busted by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths after arresting three youths.

The CCB police said that the accused have been identified as Manikantan, 26, Debendu Roy, 26 and Jag Sai Pravesh, 23.  They have recovered eight gram of ecstasy pills, four blotting papers, 90 gram of Marijuana, 23 gram of Charas and four mobile phones and a laptop from the trio, all a total worth of Rs 2.2 lakh.

Based on a tip off, Manikantan was arrested near a petrol bunk, off Padmanabhanagar, Banashankari 3rd Stage, while he was waiting to sell the narcotic substances to customers. Manikantan revealed information about two of his friends who were also trying to sell narcotic substances.

The police picked up Roy from Banashankari and Pravesh from RMV Extension in the city.
During interrogation, the trio revealed that they used to order ecstasy pills from a website onaromarketplace.com and get it delivered to their house.

They used to get Marijuana and other narcotic substances from dealers based in Goa. They also revealed that their regular customers were college students who were studying in colleges located near Deve Gowda petrol bunk, added the police.

A case has been registered in the Kumaraswamy Layout police station and further investigation is on.

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