Police personnel of Kaup station, on Friday October 2 afternoon, arrested two persons who were found to be carrying ganja reportedly for sale. They have been identified as Mohammed Ali (33), residing near LVT bus stand, Kakkunje Road, Puttur, Santhekatte, Udupi, and Sridhar (32) from Moodu Perampalli, Kunjibettu post, Udupi and Asif.
On getting information that some people who were in possession of ganja were waiting in a car near Jaihind Complex Udyavar in a car, Kaup police circle inspector Mahesh Prasad, went there with staff and found two persons inside the parked car. He summoned two witnesses and raided the spot in their presence. Upon intensive questioning, the accused revealed that they had sold ganja at Manipal and Malpe and were trying to sell the remaining stock at Udyavar. As a competent authority was needed to check the drugs on the bodies of the accused, assistant director of veterinary hospital Kaup was asked to cooperate with investigation. Both the accused were arrested and ganja weighing 1.125 kg was confiscated from the car. A weighing machine used by the accused, and a Tavera car valued at about two lac rupees, were confiscated through a process of inquest.
Two mobile phones, as well as some small ganja sachets found in the clothes worn by the accused were recovered and a case under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act was registered. Further probe is in progress.