The narcotics wing of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) police arrested six people including an Iranian and a Nigerian on charges of peddling psychotropic substances to college students.
Acting on a tip-off, the police conducted raids at Banasawadi and KR Puram and arrested Ezeh Fedelis Oguguo (33) from Akwa in Nigeria,
Saeidi Mozhdeh Ehsan (31) from Tehran in Iran, Veda Prakash (24), a resident of BDA Layout of Bangalore, Amaldeep Bora (19) from Assam, R K M Vishal Singh (22) from Imphal and Rahul Maibum (20) from Imphal.
The police seized 49 grams of heroin, 20 grams of cocaine, 4.3 kg charas, 9.2 grams of MDMA crystal, 180 grams of LSD blotting paper, 19 ecstasy tablets and 2.7 kg ganja.
Two laptops, 14 mobile phones, a car, two motorcycles and Rs 56,000 were also seized from them.
According to the police, Ogueguo had come to Bangalore in 2010 to get treatment at St Martha’s Hospital.
But he continued to stay here despite his visa getting expired.
With the help of his Nigerian contacts, he would supply drugs to his accomplices who in turn would sell them to others, police said.
Ehsan, who had come to Banglaore in 2005 to study, enrolled with MS Ramaiah College for an engineering course.
His visa expired in 2012 but he overstayed in India and with the help of Ogueguo he would get psychotropic drugs and sell them to his contacts, police said.
Bora and Vishal, studying engineering in the city, would procure drugs from Ehsan and sell them to other students, according to the police.
The accused have been remanded in judicial custody. Investigations are on.
Ehsan had also been arrested by the CCB police in October 2012.
As much as 65 grams of magic mushroom, 110 grams of opium, 90 grams of charas, seven grams of cocaine, 3 kg marijuana and 10 ecstasy tablets had been seized from his home at Bhupasandra.
The Crime Branch sleuths maintained that he had been remanded in judicial custody then.
After spending nine months in jail, he came out on bail only to continue in drug peddling.
Since the case was pending, he was not deported to his country, the CCB sleuths said.