Mangaluru: Drugs cartel selling ecstasy unearthed - Three arrested

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP) 

Mangaluru, Jul 20: The city police, on Friday July 19, detected a gang indulging in sale of MDMA - methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (ecstasy) drug in the beaches of the city, and made three arrests. They also recovered things worth Rs 1, 10,200 from the gang members including 16 grams of MDMA worth Rs 80,000. 

The identities of the arrested men have been given as Abubakkar Misbah (24), resident of Ullal Volapete, Shabbir Ahmed alias Shabbir (27) from Someshwara Permannur, and Shihab Abdul Razak (27) from Alekala, Ullal. 

The special crime intelligence bureau team members of the police were on special duty rounds within the limits of Panambur police station at around 9 am on Friday when the raid was conducted based on reliable information. The police said that the gang members named above located in the city used to buy MDMA drug from Mumbai, which was then supplied to customers here, mostly targetting student community. They also sold drugs to others, they explained. 

The trio used to sell drugs from morning to night at Panambur, Ullal, and other beaches. The police cordoned off the gang members and took them into custody when they were standing with a scooter on the road leading from Bykampady to Koorikatta on Friday. They were handed over to Panambur police thereafter along with the assets seized. 

16.55 grams of MDMA, a Jupiter scooter valued at Rs 25,000, four cell phones worth Rs 2,000 and Rs 3,200 in cash were recovered from the accused. 

The raid was conducted by Panambur police inspector, Azmat Ali, assistant sub-inspector of the special crime intelligence bureau of the city (north) division, Mohammed, and other staff along with city crime branch police sub-inspector, Kabbalraj and assistant sub-inspectors, Mohan Shettiyar and Harish, led by assistant commissioner of police, Srinvias R Gowda, under the guidance of deputy commissioners of police, Hanumantharaya and Laxmi Ganesh under the directions of the city police commissioner, Sandeep Patil.


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  • ivan pinto, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 23 2019

    Police catching small fishes, because big fishes pay regular bribe to police. And this big fish creating small fish and help police to catch small fish. Why don't they catch big fish to eradicate drug mafia completely. Media also looking for TRP and don't question beyond the police information.

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  • zakir, B'lore

    Sun, Jul 21 2019

    Bail system is also one of the reason of increasing the crimes...... Now they get bail and come out and start the same activities.....

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Jul 21 2019

    Columbia is one country which is known for drug cartels...these are criminals who are into drug trade....Police in D K, Udupi have to investigate whether the drug menace in DK, Udupi districts have any link to the many underworld dons of our coast holed up and hiding in rat holes in many countries outside India...

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  • Jhon, banglore

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    Why no punishment according to Shariya law?

    If you follow Shariya for marriage, thriple talaq, follow Shariya for punishment too!

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  • ChrisP, Managlore

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    i think it's about time we let people have guns to defend themselves if these drug cartels start moving in.

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  • sadwin, mangalore

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    The illegal activities are increasing In DK & Udupi dist. Every day we can see minimum 3 to 5 this kind of incidents in news papers. Why the administration/Police dept failed to control this. Is there any pressure?

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  • melwyn m, shirva

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    can we expect protest from seculars/intellectuals/candle light protesters.... for this kind of illegal activities like ganja/drug mafia, sand mafia, cowtheft, robbery....

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  • abdulla, india

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    Nip them at the bud.
    This Mafia/ cartel..drug peddlers like in saudi..iran..thailand.Indonesia ..china is by law sentence to death..
    since these guys Destrot generations.. agony and pain to the loved ones, families..
    These guys do not know the injury they cause to others just to earn some money.
    its time and high time to induct one and all into ARMY BOOY CAMP Training for 3 years.
    mandatory and compulsory..
    Also, national health and medicine bills will be saved from this curse.
    this is serious.
    Every citizen..student should take care and participate in catching these Tratotors.they are enemies of Society/community..
    Expose them ..loudly.
    do not ever encourage them
    Root them out
    they are a national curse.
    Fix them up....
    save your children and families..

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  • sense_shetty, MANGALORE

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    Drugs are not a danger to society ..Politicians ..Press..Clergy ..Sages ..Mullahs are danger to society.

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    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    This is just " Tip of the Ice burg" dear Police Officials. How ever if you have these three people arrested, you could get a clue to other gangs may be. Drug menace is rampant in colleges in our twin cities of Mangalore and Udupi. This is an open secret and is a very dangerous one to think of.
    Police officials are at times helpless since their hands are tied with various issues related to drugs and other related menace. Police department needs public support and college management co-operation in this regard. Punish these culprits in such a way that others would not even dare think of dealing with drugs anymore.
    It is very easy for us to sit and give free suggestions, but youngsters are so smart that they over shadow our thinking and plan meticulously for successful operation of these issues.
    Hats off Police department & good luck always.!!

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  • Shankar, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    Drug menace will not be solved by nabbing peddlers. Kingpins need to be pinned down.
    These kind of actions on peddlers just will increase the cost of drugs, but will never decrease the supply.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    Readers should realise, that this government, will not crack down, on these anti national's, due to the inherent fear, of losing their vote and money banks !! Citizens of Karnataka, must take decisive steps, to overthrow these traitors, from power, in the ensuring new election, which is going to be held in the state of Karnataka !!!!!!!

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    These people need to be traced and eliminated to keep the society safe and secured.

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  • Thorelkar KG, Karwar

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    Most of the narcotics drugs growers are surrounding twin districts where there are rubber estates and Kasargod (kerala). Since many decades villagers from kunadapura used to complaint about the drugs grower they are specifically using certain type of manures but authorities are not bothered to take action!

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  • Honnappa, Byadagi

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    A decade ago, Forest department officer of Karnataka state probably of Mookambika wild life sanctuary range has explicitly mentioned about ganja cultivation in his annual report with clearly saying persons of particular state are directly involved. I think that report must be in dust bin by now. No action taken all political interference.

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  • George, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    Shoot them at sight, so that others will hv real fear.
    One community name will not be spoiled.

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  • Kanaka Das, Bangalore

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    If shoot them...intellectuals will stage dharna in nehru maidan.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    Why non intellectuals are failing to hold Dharna on rape of Puttur student and purchasing of MLAs??? AK Minute followers??

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  • Mann, Bangalore

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    This is a serious crime even worse than murder. They are here to destroy full society. This is just mass murder . These people deserve death penalty otherwise they will pollute whole society and it may reach every household.

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  • Eric Coelho, Mangalore

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    It is time that the mangalore police plugs all entry through proper checks at road points, airport points, railway point to prevent entry of drugs into mangalore. Students cannot be blamed. They get tempted. Instead of targeting PG owners and the students, it is time to nab the kingpins and ensure that they are behind bars for minimum 10 years with no parole.

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  • Kanaka Das, Bangalore

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    Why people are after spoiling the environment and made DK number one district in illegal activities like cattle trafficking, terrorism..havala racket..sand smuggling..etc. Is it time comes all animal owners should stitch designer outfits to all animals to safeguard the same from evil eyes. When these people will become a good citizen and become role model to society.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    Bro, There is no functional government in the state, Netas have sold their souls, to these rabid anti national's, for vote bank politics, power and glory !!! This sad state of affairs, will continue, unless a strong dedicated party rule, is elected with a brute, absolute majority in the state !!!!!!!

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  • Kanaka Das, Bangalore

    Sat, Jul 20 2019

    Why all beaches are polluted...?? What provision made to stop soil erosion near beaches and selling of drugs.??

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