Bengaluru: In a major crackdown, the Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the Bengaluru police has arrested 19 drug peddlers, including international, interstate, and local dealers. The accused have been apprehended on the charge of selling drugs in the city.
The operation has led to the seizure of a substantial quantity of drugs, including 6 kg of hashish oil, 51.89 kg of ganja, 140 grams of MDMA crystal, 236 ecstasy pills, 34 LSD strips, and 23 grams of cocaine. Additionally, the police have confiscated 17 mobile phones, one car, and one bike from the arrested accused.
According to officials, two accused were arrested in Wilson Garden police station limits for delivering ganja and hashish oil from neighboring states to customers’ addresses for a commission.
Meanwhile, in Begur police station, two accused of Kerala origin were taken into custody. They brought drugs from Kerala to Bengaluru in cars and sold them. In another operation, the Ashokanagar police station arrested seven people of Kerala origin who were found to be buying drugs from African nationals for a small amount and selling them to customers through popular ride-hailing apps.
The police also arrested two foreign nationals from Nigeria and Ivory Coast in Banasawadi police station limits. The duo had entered India on tourist visas and were involved in the illegal drug trade in Bengaluru.
A Nigerian national was also arrested in Siddapur Police Station who had come to India four years ago on a business visa and had been involved in drug peddling for the last six months.
Several local persons were also arrested in Pulakeshinagar, Hennur, Yalahanka, KR Pura, and RT Nagar police station limits.
The CCB police stated that the accused were buying drugs at a low price and selling them at a high price to acquaintances, students, and IT-BT employees with the intention of earning quick money.