Student among three arrested in drug haul

Three persons, including a CA aspirant, have been arrested in two separate cases on the charge of drug peddling. 

Published: 29th January 2021 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th January 2021 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

arrest, handcuffs, crime

For representational purposes

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Three persons, including a CA aspirant, have been arrested in two separate cases on the charge of drug peddling. The Tilaknagar police have arrested a BCom graduate and have seized hashish oil and marijuana worth Rs 35 lakh from him. The accused Vishruth N Raj (27), a resident of Dwarakanagar in Channasandra, was working at a chartered accountant’s office and was also attending CA coaching class.

Police said that the accused was arrested near a shopping mall in Jayanagar 9th Block, while he was selling hashish oil. Investigations revealed that the accused procured the narcotics from one Praveen alias Mummy at Guntur in Andhra Pradesh.

“He had built a network of customers in Koramangala, SG Palya, HSR Layout, Jayanagar, JP Nagar, and other areas and sold drugs to students and professionals. We have seized 1.2 kg of hashish oil and 3 kg of marijuana worth approximately `35 lakh from the accused.” the police added.

In another operation, the CCB police have arrested two persons. The accused have been identified as Diomande Issouf (34), an Ivory Coast national, and Nissan Gaffor (35), who hails from Kannur in Kerala. Police said the two were arrested in Yelahanka and 500 gms of MDMA worth about `25 lakh, three mobile phones, and other articles were seized.



Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp