Kerala police have busted a drug racket and arrested seven peddlers who were operating from Kochi. They were running drug businesses in the districts of Ernakulam, Alappuzha and Kollam. According to the police, the racket focused on selling drugs among IT professionals and students. They were operating from a rented apartment in Thrikkakkara, Kochi.
Twenty-five grams of MDMA, LSD slab and Hashish oil have been seized from the arrested. The police are investigating the matter.
Narco Jihad in Kerala: Tanvir, Soofiyan and Others Arrested in Kollam District, Drugs seized
In yet another incident of drugs being seized in Kerala, Tanvir, Soofiyan, Don and Abhilash were arrested for selling drugs in the Kollam district. 5.5 grams of MDMA, 105 grams of Hashish oil and Button narco tablets were seized from them. The police had received information about these drug peddlers from college students.
Upon investigation, it is revealed that the drugs were brought in from Bengaluru. The drugs are then transported to all the districts of Kerala, with women being used as carriers to avoid detection by the Police.
One gram of MDMA costs Rs 10,000, and 25 people can use one gram, the arrested people told police.
Drug racket busted in Kochi, drugs worth Rs 1 Cr seized, Muhammad Ajmal, Faisal and five others arrested
A drug racket was busted in Kochi (Kerala), and the police seized drugs worth Rs one crore. The police have arrested seven people, including two women. The arrested drug peddlers are Muhammad Ajmal, Faisal, Muhammad Fabaz, Muhammad Afsal, Taiba, shaman, and Sreemon. The drug trade was centred in a flat in Kochi.
After receiving a tip-off about the drug trade, customs preventive wing and excise conducted a joint search operation in the flat at Kakkanadu (Kochi) and arrested the seven. The investigative agencies have revealed that the racked used an i20 car for their drug business. They sold drugs like MDMA, LSD and others. The drugs were brought from Chennai, the report states.
Any connection of this drug trade with terror funding needs to be probed, since Kerala has become a hotbed for Islamic fundamentalist activities.