Gang selling ecstasy busted; three arrested

Team Udayavani, Jul 20, 2019, 11:15 AM IST

Mangaluru: A gang indulging in sale of MDMA – methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (ecstasy) drug in the beaches of the city was busted by the city police with the arrest of three accused on Friday July 19. The cops also seized things worth Rs 1, 10,200 from the gang members including 16 grams of MDMA worth Rs 80,000.

The arrested are identified as Abubakkar Misbah (24), resident of Ullal Volapete, Shabbir Ahmed alias Shabbir (27) from Someshwara Permannur, and Shihab Abdul Razak (27) from Alekala, Ullal.

The raid was conducted by the special crime intelligence bureau team members of the police while on special duty rounds within the jurisdiction of Panambur police station at around 9 am on Friday. The raid was conducted based on reliable information.

Modus Operandi

According to the cops, the gang located in the city bought MDMA from Mumbai and sold it to customers here, mostly targeting the student community. The trio used to sell drugs from morning to night at Panambur, Ullal, and other beaches.

The accused were arrested after they were found standing with a scooter on the road leading from Bykampady to Koorikatta on Friday. Thereafter, they were handed over to Panambur police along with the seized assets.

16.55 grams of MDMA, a Jupiter scooter valued at Rs 25,000, four cell phones worth Rs 2,000 and Rs 3,200 in cash was recovered from the arrested.

The raid was conducted under the directions of the city police commissioner, Sandeep Pati with the guidance of deputy commissioners of police, Hanumantharaya and Laxmi Ganesh. The team was led by Panambur police inspector, Azmat Ali, assistant sub-inspector of the special crime intelligence bureau of the city (north) division, Mohammed, and other staff along with city crime branch police sub-inspector, Kabbalraj and assistant sub-inspectors, Mohan Shettiyar and Harish, led by assistant commissioner of police, Srinvias R Gowda.

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