Five foreigners held for drug peddling

Five foreigners held for drug peddling

The Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths recently arrested five persons for drug peddling in separate incidents.

In the first incident, two persons were arrested while they were trying to sell a narcotic substance near a government school in Begur. The arrested are Jhani Khani (26), a resident of Begur and Raj Khan (25), a resident of Koramangala. Both are Bangladeshis. The police have seized four grams of Yaba pills, comprising 40 tablets.

The Yaba drug is a combination of methamphetamine and caffeine. Yaba is called “crazy medicine” and is manufactured in Southeast Asia and East Asia. Based on credible information, the duo were picked up for questioning while they were trying to sell the drugs. They confessed to having the substance in their possession, added the police.

They also claimed that they got the drugs from a Southeast Asian. Information is being gathered about the person who supplied the substance and he will be arrested soon, the police said. The arrested persons had come to the city in search of work, the police said.

In another incident, three Nigerians were arrested from a house in Anandapura in Krishnarajapuram. The CCB police arrested Obikweku Anslem, Chigozie Anthony and Chukwnyelu Sylvestre, all Nigerians. Around 7.3 grams of MDMA, also known as Ecstasy drug, one kg of ganja and 10 mobile phones, all worth Rs 1.5 lakh, were seized.

The trio had come to the city on a business visa and had taken up a house on rent and were using it for selling narcotic substances. Their passports have been seized and investigation is being carried out to check if their visas are valid, added the police.

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