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Mangaluru Police Bust Ganja Trafficking Ring, Arrest One

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In a significant crackdown on illegal drug trade, Mangaluru’s Crime Control Bureau (CCB) apprehended Nishanth Shetty (35) from Neermarga on charges related to the sale and transportation of ganja. The operation led by Commissioner of Police Anupam Agrawal resulted in the seizure of 6.325 kg of ganja.

According to Commissioner Agrawal, Shetty procured the contraband from Visakhapatnam and transported it to Mangaluru through Bengaluru. Acting on a tip-off, authorities conducted a raid on Wednesday, nabbing Shetty while he was transporting ganja in a goods tempo in Krishnanagar of Thokkottu Olapete in Ullal.

During the operation, police seized the goods tempo along with ganja valued at Rs 1.50 lakh, two mobile phones, a digital weighing scale, and other related items, totaling Rs 9.11 lakh in value. A case has been registered at the Ullal Police Station.

Commissioner Agrawal disclosed that Shetty has a history of criminal activity, with ten cases registered against him, including assault cases in Mangaluru Rural Police Station, Ullal, and Vitla Police Station, illegal possession of arms and theft in Mangaluru East Police Station, and involvement in chain snatching in Barke Police Station. Additionally, a prior ganja sale case was recorded against him in Puttur Rural Police Station.

The successful raid was conducted by a team led by ACP Geetha Kulkarni and Inspector Shyamsundar from the CCB.

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