The Palluruthy police investigating the drug ampoule case, has identified Afkaf, a native of Sultan Bathery, as the head of the racket in the state. Felix, one of the five men arrested in the case, submitted that Afkaf is the relative of a UDF leader and he is operating the racket with the assistance of political leaders in the state and Tamil Nadu. The police confirmed the involvement of Afkaf after interrogating the accused persons.“Afkaf has been supplying drugs from Bangalore to all parts of the state. He is the key accused in the case and we have started attempts to trace him out. “The investigating team will travel to Mysore to trace the agents who supply the drugs. A man named Shahjahan had been the key supplierof drug ampoules in the state.“ But with his arrest, Afkaf become the lead person, supplying ampoules from Bangalore to Kerala and Tamil Nadu,” said police sources. The police is yet to confirm the relation of the key accused with the UDF leader. “It is just a submission made by the arrested. We have not received any official information regarding the same. But we have received information that a few political leaders have helped him in smuggling the drugs. His arrest is crucial to trace out those assisting him in the crime,” the police official said.
Meanwhile, the intelligence officials cited that the police officials are fearful of proceeding with the case as the arrested persons have named several important persons associated with the crime.“The drugs are being supplied to the children of important people here as well as in Thiruvananthapuram. The police will proceed with the case only after receiving directions from the headquarters,” the official said.