Updated: January 17, 2016 3:10:51 am
Bengaluru city police has arrested a mathematics lecturer and his associate for their alleged role in drug peddling and seized ephedrine and cobra venom from them.
The accused, who were nabbed on Thursday, have been identified as Jameer Ahmed (47), a lecturer at IRM degree college in Kuppan, Andhra Pradesh, and his associate Pyarejan (70).
They have been booked under various sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act at Hennur
police station in East Bengaluru.
The officials from the special inquiry squad of the Central Crime Branch said that on Thursday, they received information that two people were trying to sell narcotics near Nagawara signal. They rushed to the spot and nabbed the accused.
The two accused were produced before the court and remanded in judicial custody. “We have seized 320 gm of ephedrine, 400 ml cobra venom and two cellphones, worth nearly Rs 7 lakh from the accused. Further investigations are on,” said an official of the Central Crime Branch.
Preliminary investigations revealed that Ahmed was in touch with many college students in the city and knew that many of them were addicted to drugs, said police officials. They added that Ahmed was in debt and planned to
repay his loans by making quick money through drug peddling.
“Ahmed had purchased cobra venom from his contact at Kuppam and got ephedrine at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. He came with his associate to sell them in Bengaluru,” an officer said.
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