Five Arrested for Peddling Ganja in Thokkottu

Mangaluru: Prithviraj (25) of Shaktinagar, Sharif V H (36) of Valachil Adyar and Harshit (36) and Deekshit Poojary (37) from Kulshekar and Imran (30) of Shivanagara Moodushedde were arrested by the city crime branch (CCB) police in Thokkottu on Tuesday.

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The CCB had received a tip-off that the five had come in a car and a bike to Olapete in Thokkottu to peddle ganja. Accompanied by tahsildar Shivashankar, they intercepted them.

Five kgs of ganja, a Fiat Punto car, a Bajaj Discovery motorbike, nine mobile phones and Rs 1,105 – aggregating to a total value of Rs 10 lakh – were seized from them. They were arrested.

The police said that since the mobile phones might contain numbers of many other suppliers and prospective buyers, a deep probe would be held.

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They have also cautioned that if proof anyone having bought and planning to buy and abuse the drug would be prosecuted.

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