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Wednesday, February 06, 2013 10:32:52 PM (IST)  

Mangalore: Police on war-footing against drug menace - raid operation across city

Mangalore: Police on war-footing against drug menace - raid operation across city

Pics: Brijesh Garodi
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (BG)

Mangalore, Feb 6: Stepping up its efforts to root out drug menace in the city, police teams in a swift operation raided several parts of Mangalore on Wednesday February 6 evening.

The raids were conducted in the wake of the recent case of suicide by Sneha, a student who was said to be addicted to drugs.

Squads from different police stations raided shops, hotels, bars and lodges in various parts of the city.

A team led by ACP Jagannath and inspector Diwakar of Pandeshwar police raided two shops near Valencia on receiving a tip-off that the shops were supplying ganja.

Shops near Sharada Vidyalaya College were raided by the Kadri police, while Bunder police led by inspector Manjunath raided hotels and cafes in Gold Finch.

The Bunder police also raided Samruddhi lodge near Market Road.

Raid operations were carried out in several other parts of the city too. Unconfirmed sources said that five teams were formed by Kadri police alone.

The exact number of raids is not yet known. However, nothing illegal was found in any of the places, sources said.

An eyewitness said that at one of the places, some people escaped from a rear door as soon as they heard the police arrive. Though it was claimed that the place had been shut down, the police reportedly found the air conditioner on and fresh cigarettes and juice straws at the spot.

One of the police officials who was part of the raid operation said that police targetted places about which they had received complaints, or those which seemed suspicious.

He further said that given the recent case of suicide due to drug addiction and calls from various quarters to root out the menace, these places might have anticipated the raids and taken extra precautions. Hence, the police had to return empty-handed.


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Comments on this article
Lingappa, Kuppepadavu / Dublin
Monday, February 11, 2013

So a couple of young souls had to lay their lives for these cops to realize & act. Look at them, raiding petty shops from whom they normally accept Haftas,the shop keepers might have been tipped off well in advance of their raids.

Shekar Moily Padebettu, Udipi/India
Monday, February 11, 2013

@SAHIL, DUBAI,yes Mr.Sahil you have correctly identified me.For your information yes I am writer,director,choreographer moreover an actor too.Any problem with you?if so can be rectified.Thanks for your compliments.God bless you

Friday, February 08, 2013

Police knows very well how to handle their Role ?
Indeed Small Shop is the real base for such kind of Activities
In Present Case Our Police are Real Mountaineer
Shekar Moily Padebettu, Udipi/India Are you A Story Writer ?
Your comments looks like fallen from Helicopter

AJ, bangalore.
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Atleast some initiative. Go to hostels instead of shops. Search behind the windows.

It is easy to find remaining after consumption than only searching what you have.

Go to medicals and track sales of all addictive drugs.

Think differently as Modi thinks.

Shekar Moily Padebettu, Udipi/India
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Good move by the concerned department.But can we stop this drug menace completely with this kind of searches?No I will tell you.This is only eye wash for few days.These activities are active not in public places,shops,hotels.This is secrete business from mouth to mouth,through SMS,phone etc.Initiative taken by the concerned authorities is welcome idea but war footing against drug menace is forgone case.Because this racket is being controlled by some strong and powerful people,political parties.It is not one man show.But one thing is sure that is where there is a will,there is a way.If anybody want to stop this activities completely that should be from the root level.That should not recur or surface again.Stop all productions of alcohol,Gutka,Tobacco products and find out the root of drugs from where it is being supplied/produced.Those who are caught,he or she should be given rigorous punishment even death like in many arab countries,western countries,Singapore and all.Bail should be denied to those people.
But in our country which is not possible because our judiciary system is not in place.Even government or concerned department is telling that in one hand it says we have to increase the revenue by way of increased sales and in other hand it says stringent punishment to be meted out to culpritsand menace to be completely curbed/stopped.How it can be stopped with this dual policies.Only thing we can do is to pray our Almighty God to save India from all these menace.Nothing will happen here in India.Everything is only for few days,gradually matter will be subsidised very slowly.That is all.Unless concerned department/authorities take bold step nothing can be achieved.But they can't because they are all under the pressure from politicians,bureaucrats,monied people.

pais, Mangalore
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Havent they heard about sniffer dogs?? Imagine the Cop searching for drugs in a packet of chips

Dev Sagar, Mangalore
Thursday, February 07, 2013


Thursday, February 07, 2013

Plastic raid by MCC is over. Now Drug raid by Police. Next What?

Juliet Mascarenhas, Bejai/Mangalore
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Police praji why waste time? first raid all the sene members. Problem solved.

Peter Pereira, Pune
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Yes Mr. Jeevan, thank to BD/Sena and HJV for having a strong understanding with Police dept. to run drug business without any hurdles and to fool people with Press Conferences.

Peter Pereira, Pune
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Mr. Rahul's comments:
"AT LAST HINDU JAGARAN VEDIKE EFFORT BECOME SUCESS, GUYS YOU PEOPLE ROCKS". He did not read the news of attack on journalist Mr. Puthran by goondas of Keshava, ganja seller of HJV. Rahul Bhai, breakfast mein kahin ganja tho nahi....

rizwan, Dubai/Mangalore
Thursday, February 07, 2013

In order to find drugs, Police are performing the duty of sniffer d..s. hahaha...

SS, Manipal, Doha
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Don't know if the efforts by police was genuine or for formality sake, but the Udupi police should also raid shops in Manipal. Drug peddlars roam around freely in Manipal. If you roam around in Manipal after 9pm, you will find group of college going girls and boys up outside liquor shops, on road, having alcohol. There is absoultely no police patrolling in Manipal.

kspoojary, mangalore
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Create an informer cell in each and every police station. Reward the informer suitably while keeping \his identity secret. do not take media camera man while raiding. Donot wait for information only.Donot afraid of any thing. public is with you cops

Inthu, Basrur / UAE
Thursday, February 07, 2013

I dont think this raids may take very much effective. By the time police raid the shop they might have hide drugs.
Any ways good moove..

Thursday, February 07, 2013

I think there are some people who like criticising police for whatever they do. Stop criticising do your bit to stop this menace.

M.sadiq mulky, mangalore/jubail
Thursday, February 07, 2013


Aron, Mangalore
Thursday, February 07, 2013

this drama only for few days ....

abdul samad, mangalore
Thursday, February 07, 2013


Thursday, February 07, 2013

Effect of the raids will be temporary the traders will start selling the drugs once the situation cools down.

While appreciating the efforts of the Police, though belated,I suggest that plain clothes Policemen should watch near school/college premises and other vulnerable places like bars/restaurants to catch the culprits.

For the operation to be more effective, the Police should utilise the services of volunteers from organisations who are fighting drug and other manaces. They should be deployed at sensitive points to watch and tip-off the police.

rizwan, Dubai/Mangalore
Thursday, February 07, 2013

I remember the last scene of any bollywood movie when the police arrive after the "incident"...You guys are good for nothing...

Dexter, Abu Dhabi
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Looks like cops actually know where the drugs are available, hence even after so many raids, no seizures. How can this be possible.
These guys are simply raising some dust so that the real crooks clear whatever they have.

N.M, Mangalore
Thursday, February 07, 2013

New Nataka by our incompetent police force at the behest of its BOSS i.e. Bajrangis and Senas.

Mera Bharat Mahaan 100mein see 99 behmaan!!

Naveen D'souza, Valencia-Kuwait
Thursday, February 07, 2013

these operation is no use. on time you will attack various shops in on day. DAILY OPERATION WE NEEDED. unfornatally they will not do that. 4th picture that shop is near valencia bus stand. that shop is very old like 25 years now. any how GOOD LUCK POLICE FOR NEXT OPERATION.

Sujith Nayak, Kudla / Auh
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Janakulen mange malpuna bethe bethe vidhanolu... Why you guys are raiding petty shops while you have an accurate info about the drug peddlers ???? Raiding where there is nothing illegal. What a joke. Go ask some college students. They will give you proper info.

Naufal, Uddabettu
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Better late than never

srk, mlor
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Mr commissioner I thought ur educated now understood u police are fools searching this kind of small shops , go to Bandar , butcher shops , central market etc this is just for name sake , and if u guys having guts arrest the main parson not this kind of chillu pillus

Kanta, udupi
Thursday, February 07, 2013

first raid BD, RSS, HJV business centers.

Sanjeev Kamath, Udupi / Bahrain
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Target Manipal and elicit the information through the drug addicted students.

Thursday, February 07, 2013


Ravi Hemmady, Barkur, Muscat
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Good to see atleast police woke-up after the very sad incident with day two day raids will not effect anything if you want to vanish drugs from the cities you have to raid frequently on these centers so that they must not comeback.Police must raids all small shops in Manipal were these drugs easily available.Manipal is main centre for drugs,here were most foriegn students attractted by these drugs.

Terence D Souza, Mangalore
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Surprizing to see that the police raiding parties do not use sniffer dogs like they use in airports. Searching for drugs can be more efficient if done with the help of sniffer dogs. Do the police force in Mangalore have a dog squad ? I guess so. Use them please !!!

George A. Borromeo, Angelore, Mangalore, India
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Going out pompously with Official Vehicle with Beacon and with uniform looks good in Movies. Catching Drug peddlers or Bootleggers or Flesh traders has to be done discreetly, even without informing all of the Police personnel as many of them may be hand in glove with these anti socials. These type of rides conducted now,seems only to pacify the angry Hindu activists.

Roshan Braganza, Mumbai
Thursday, February 07, 2013

As long there is demand , supply cannot be stopped. Its a vicous cycle , where sometimes officials also get involved . Eg: prostitution and human trafficking is illegal , but still it continues as there is enormous demand for it. ...... Peaple are addicted to drugs and they 'somehow' will get it. It can only be stopped when peaple stop consuming it , it looks as if its a unnatural thing to happen as consumers are growing day by day.

Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore/Mapusa/Mumbai
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Karnataka Police should “Set a thief to catch a thief”, take the services of a drug addict or drug peddler previously convicted of drug abuse or crime to entrap the drug mafia. I guess BD and RS should also be of great help.

LMS, India
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Set up a telephone hotline number at the police station to pass on the information about the drug dealings. The callers identity should be kept confidential and he/she should be rewarded monetarily for successful arrest. Continue the raids utilizing the reserve police force. Some Medical Stores and pharmacies sell Mandrex and other narcotics without the prescription.

manglorean , mangalore
Thursday, February 07, 2013

This is all fake.... trust me mangloreans.. there are many peddlers
in mlre even the cops knws who they are ,,, but they pay them good money.

manoj, vamanjoor
Thursday, February 07, 2013

so funny. i am sure they came back empty handed

Melvin, Kemmannu
Thursday, February 07, 2013

I agree with you Bulsam. MAI NE Bolana, Don Ko Pakadna Mushkil Nahi Na Mumkin Hai..... Karnataka Police Try Your Luck all the best.

Ilyas, Qatar
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Police playing kanna muchale game with public....kallerenu pattere ponagha kallere yanu nigulenu pattere barondulle panderda kalle tikkwena...all drama...nana papadayanu pasudu ulai padudu case close malpuweru

Vishal, Mangalore/Bangalore
Thursday, February 07, 2013

This is not a raid instead it is a joke.

Even any fool knows that the police raids are on the cards. The drug peddlers got more than enough time to hide the stuff. Police, just catch the suspects and tear them apart, truth will come out.

Thursday, February 07, 2013

How can they find any drugs when they raid the places because the drugs sellars will get tip off from the police department itself and here I dont blame whole police department but some of them will pass the message prior to the raid so they have return with empty hands.

Bulsam, Mangalore
Thursday, February 07, 2013

For God's sake, use some brain and plan in details of how to go about it. Simply searching anything and everything is purely waste of time and police force.
First step: Create strong anti-narcotic cell to catch drug peddlers.
Second step: keep all colleges, hostels, suspected shops, peddlers under observation through police under-covers and informers.
Third step: Search only those suspected places and body search the suspects with the help of sniffer dogs and make drug sniffer dog the part of anti-drug police raid team.
Peddling seems to have become a means for college students to make easy money, with drug suppliers increasingly engaging them as 'agents' to sell the contraband on college campuses. The students are given 25% of the money or drugs free of cost. While ganja consumption has always been widespread on campuses, more expensive drugs like cocaine and heroin are also finding their way into colleges, these days.
The drug peddlers are so smart that they hide the drug packets on the crown of the nearby coconut trees, bushes, neighbour’s tiled-house roof etc.
The entire police department, especially the Mangalore police are far smarter and they know exactly how to go about it. But in the end it is, “If There Is A Will, There Is A Way”, that’s it.

jeevan, mangalore
Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Thanks BD /Sena.... now police are acting... hope your efforts will not go in waste..

Leslie fernandes, Brahmagiri, Udupi
Wednesday, February 06, 2013


Ronald D, Udupi
Wednesday, February 06, 2013

I believe police had enough supporting religion based they are not giving them scope may be ashamed allowing others doing nasty in their responsibility! Arrest many of them and your job of law and order will be easy!!!

Silicon, udupi
Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Great job Mangalore police

thomasaquin, mangalore/Dubai
Wednesday, February 06, 2013

RELIGION is a compulsory column in JOB application etc. Why isn't religion of owner mentioned when raids are conducted??

venkat, mangalore
Wednesday, February 06, 2013

where there is a will there is a way

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