Maldivian drug peddler caught secretly filming NCB office

Maldivian drug peddler caught secretly filming NCB office

A 35-year-old suspected drug peddler from the Maldives was caught secretly filming the proceedings inside the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office here.  

Anil Ahmed, of Marathalli, had been arrested by the NCB for smuggling hash oil, LSD, meth and marijuana in two cases registered in 2016 and 2017.

The NCB said he  supplied drugs to tourists back home with the help of a Nigerian  accomplice.  Ahmed was booked under the NDPS Act and remanded  in judicial custody. Officials also seized a car he used  in  drug peddling.

Court orders

He, however, came out on bail recently and even obtained court orders for the release of his car.  

On Monday, he walked into the NCB office and met the officials for the vehicle's release. But he failed to produce the court orders. He then started pleading and arguing with them.  

A senior official found his behaviour suspicious and asked the staff to frisk him.  Sleuths found a mobile phone whose video camera was on.

He  had clandestinely  taken a  12-minute-long video.

Since the  NCB office is a restricted area where no photography or videography is allowed, Ahmed was turned over to the jurisdictional Yelahanka police who booked him under sections of the Official Secrets Act and the Information Technology Act. He was resent to  jail.

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