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Gang bringing drugs to Bengaluru from Nepal busted, four arrested

In a major breakthrough, Mico Layout police busted a drug peddling gang with the arrest of four members, including a person from Nepal.

Published: 01st March 2017 04:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st March 2017 04:41 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

 BENGALURU: In a major breakthrough, Mico Layout police busted a drug peddling gang with the arrest of four members, including a person from Nepal. Charas and marijuana worth Rs 27 lakh have been seized from them.

The arrested are Ashok Bahadur (21), native of Nepal, Bijay Singh (30), resident of HSR Layout, Nizamuddin (25), resident of N S Palya, BTM Layout, and Avishek Singh (34), resident of Hosapalya. They were caught with 2.7kg of charas and 5.3kg of marijuana.

The police said the drugs were being smuggled from Nepal to Bengaluru via Delhi. The accused would cover the charas with three layers of thin plastic cover and hide it in a plastic material which looked like jowar. They would transport the goods in a tonga and cross the border to Uttarakhand.

From there, they would come to Delhi in a bus, where they generally sold some amount of drugs to their Delhi dealers. The remaining was transported to Bengaluru in train.

Ashok Bahadur had come to the city a year ago. He joined a private firm as a security guard and realised there was a huge market for drugs in Bengaluru. Since such drugs are grown in rural areas of Nepal, he started smuggling drugs from across the border. 

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