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Drug racket busted in Tamil Nadu's Coimbatore, 112 people booked

Police said most of the guests were students at Coimbatore colleges and hailed from Kerala.

Published: 04th May 2019 05:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th May 2019 05:41 AM   |  A+A-

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COIMBATORE: At least 163 youngsters were allegedly caught using drugs at a rave party at a private resort near Sethumadai in Pollachi in the early hours of Saturday. As many as 112 people were booked by police who said they found ganja, cocaine, hashish, banned sedative tablets and MDMA at the resort. Revenue officials sealed the resort as it was being run without permission. 

Police said most of the guests were students at Coimbatore colleges and hailed from Kerala. The party had been convened over social media and was pitched as a 24-hour weekend celebration beginning 6pm on Friday. Each guest was charged some `1,500 for entry, police added.

“All students were detained at a marriage hall. Fourteen people, including the resort owner, and manager and a 28-year-old Russian man, were arrested under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and remanded. Also, 98 people were booked under sections of IPC and Tamil Nadu Prohibition Act,” a police officer said. The Russian will be sent to Puzhal jail.



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  • Dugaprasad mk

    Good step by TN police.Such action is required in other states also to prevent students from becoming addicts
    1 year ago reply
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