Mangaluru: CCB police nab man for smuggling ganja

08:41 PM Mar 27, 2024 | Team Udayavani |

A 35-year-old man was arrested for trafficking Ganja, Mangaluru CCB police said on March 27.


The accused has been identified as Nishanth Shetty, a resident of Neermarga Junction. Police said he was nabbed during a raid at a location in Ullal based on credible information on March 27.

According to police, the accused was transporting a sizable quantity of ganja from Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh to Mangaluru. He intended to distribute it among the public and students in Mangaluru.

Approximately 6.325 kg of ganja worth Rs. 1.5 lakhs, two mobile phones, a digital weight scale, and other assets were recovered from the accused. The total value of the seized items amounts to Rs. 9.11 lakhs, police added.

A case has been registered against Shetty at the Ullala Police Station


According to police, Shetty has a history of criminal activities. He was previously implicated in several cases, including assault, possession of an illegal pistol, theft, and prior instances of ganja trafficking. The accused has been  booked in 10 cases across various police stations, they added.



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