A Sudanese national who came to Bengaluru on a student visa has been arrested for peddling marijuana seeds to college-goers in northern Bengaluru’s Soladevanahalli, police said.
Ahmed Musa, 26, was arrested on Tuesday, with police seizing 480 grams of marijuana seeds from him. They are investigating the source of the contraband.
Musa came to the city in 2014 to study engineering at a private college.
He rented a house in Sidedahalli but dropped out of college in 2015 after the Peenya police arrested him over an assault. He got bail but could not work because of his student visa.
He decided to make a living by peddling marijuana seeds. Most of the marijuana addicts take seeds and grow them in pots in their homes. Seeing the demand, Musa would charge Rs 500 for 10 grams of marijuana seeds.