Four arrested with Rs 4.98 crore in banned currency

Four arrested with  Rs 4.98 crore in banned currency
Central Crime Branch sleuths arrested four persons for trying to exchange demonetised notes and recovered Rs 4.98 crore in Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denominations and four mobile phones from them.

In the first case, Rs 3 crore was recovered from Nanjunda (46), a resident of Shanthinagar, Bengaluru. On a tip-off, the police arrested the suspect when he was waiting for customers in his car opposite New Shanthi Sagar hotel on Bull Temple Road in Shankarpuram, Basavanagudi. Two of his associates fled on seeing the police. The sleuths are interrogating him to ascertain the sources of the notes.

In the second case, the sleuths arrested Ambrose (42), a resident of Jayanagar, Arif Pasha (34) of Bannerghatta Main Road and Felix (35) from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala and recovered demonetised notes worth Rs 1.98 crore, two cars and three mobile phones.

The police caught them in front of Shivali hotel near Bhashyam Circle in Rajajinagar II Block when they were waiting for customers. They claimed that they received notes from various sources in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Deer antlers seized
CCB police arrested three persons and recovered 56 deer antlers and a goods vehicle. The suspects were Vinod D Devendrappa (28), a resident of Chennagiri taluk, Davangere district; Manjunath (31) of Hosur Main Road and Shekhar (35) of Nelamangala.

The police arrested them when they were trying to sell the deer antlers in Yeshwantpur. The suspects told the police that they hunted deer in the forests on the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu borders.

Four arrested
The police arrested four persons and recovered 500 gram of brown sugar worth Rs 28 lakh from them. The suspects are Vijay Kumar (47), a resident of Krishnagiri district in Tamil Nadu, Basappa Papaiah (43) of Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh, Ponnaswamy (50) of Krishnagiri and Govindappa (45) of Malur in Kolar district. The police arrested Vijay Kumar and Basappa near Hosakerehalli bus stop and recovered nine sachets of brown sugar. Based on their inputs, the two others were arrested near NICE toll plaza parking facility.

The suspects told the police that they had procured the banned substance from Vinod Kumar, a resident of Krishnagiri town. They wanted to sell it to college students and at pubs, bars and restaurants. They used to sell 5 gram of brown sugar for Rs 25,000. The police are searching for Vinod Kumar.

Drug peddlers arrested
Two foreign nationals were arrested in Challakere on Monday, while they were trying to peddle drugs. The arrested are Anil Ahmed (35), a native of Maldives and Yakubu Usma (30), a native of Nigeria. Officials have seized marijuana weighing 430 gram, 48 gram of hashish oil, three gram of methamphetamine and five blots of LSD. Ahmed was also involved in smuggling hashish oil at international airport in November 2016 and was absconding, said the official.

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