Udupi: Police arrest 11 from across district for ganja consumption, peddling

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (JD)

Udupi, Sep 13: As many as 11 persons have been arrested for consumption and peddling of ganja from across Udupi district.

In Manipal, Maruk Abbas (23), Shivaprasad Keshav (29) and Akshay Bhat were arrested on the suspicion of consuming ganja. They were subjected to medical test and the results confirmed the same.

Russel Vian D'Souza (25) was arrested from near Shimbra bridge in Manipal while he was consuming ganja. A person named Siddharth Mida was caught while trying to sell ganja under Manipal police station limits and 350 gram ganja was confiscated from him.

Three persons were arrested from Padubidri toll gate during inspection of vehicles. The Padubidri police arrested Akshith Kumar, Pavan Kumar K and Yajnesh K for consumption ganja. The three were travelling towards Mangaluru in a car.

Abhishek (24) and Sunil (23) were arrested from Hemmady junction, Kundapur taluk for consumption of ganja. Mohammed Majamil (26) was arrested from Gopadi village of Kundapur talluk for the same.

The arrests come in the wake of an intensified action against drug menace all over the state, especially since the sensational Sandalwood drugs racket was busted. In recent days, the Udupi police department has been taking strict action against ganja consumption and peddling.


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  • Ashok Naik, Wilmington

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    arrest big fishes

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    police may get a good catch if they haul up "event managers" who organise "parties".... Prithvi Shetty and Rahul Shetty both said to be "Event Managers"...

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  • Anilkumar, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    Intention is appreciable. However this appears to be a case of "Me Too" band wagon. Because there is some action in Mumbai and in Bangalore, the police from Dakshina Kannad also seem to show some interest in catching the culprits. Hope they will keep this going even after the present wave ends.

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  • Anthony, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    Catching small fish is of no use. Go after the big fishes.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    There is not a single large factory in whole of Udupi district and you're running after someone who is consuming ganja! Where are your priorities.

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    Drugs abuse is rampant across our nation... The state knew about this pandemic disease, yet deliberately chose to dig there heads in the sand, pretending that this horrendous addiction doesn't exit !!! There were enlightened political netas, who were delightful with the generation of revenue which they used to store up massive wealth and fight elections !!! The Sushant and Divya murders, exploded the close nexus with politicians, Underworld and Film/TV fraternities !!! Desperate attempts are made to coverup this scandalous revelations !!!!

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  • Mohammed, India

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    Dont just warn them and leave, keep them in jail for 6 months.. let their parents stay tension free

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  • suhail, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    There are 100 House parties happening secretly to consume banned substance in and around Mangalore. Raid them coz most of the parents dont know whats happening to their daughters coz they made believe its just a birthday party and not a drug party

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  • Krish, Udupi

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    instead of just saying 100 parties, tell name either to police or here, so police may take action.

    or complaint with police.

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  • Sadiq, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    Police should catch those who receive commission in this trade...

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  • Anand, Mangalore

    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    Now a days youngsters don't have Jobs. Sitting at home and lot of stress. What they do is have dum and forget all tension. We have to. Blame govt. for all this problems.

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    Sun, Sep 13 2020

    Mr anand, I was job less for two years after my BE,I Struggled a lot to get a good job .But I did not sell drugs to earn money .Please don't blame govt.Now a days youths wants easy way to earn money .No one wants to struggle and work hard in life .Its all depends on the character building from childhood .

    I Hope you understood

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