NDPS: 9 arrested for selling drugs

The are booked under NDPS Act

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Last Updated on December 14, 2021 by The Health Master

CHENNAI: The Washermenpet police arrested nine people for illegally possessing and selling banned pills and syringes.

Police recovered 3 mobile phones and one autorickshaw from the gang and following drugs:

  • 600 Nitravet tablets,
  • 205 Tydol tablets,
  • 200 Nitrosun tablets,
  • 280 Tapal tablets,
  • 4 syringes.

Police identified the nine accused as S Jagannathan alias Jaga (21), M Sathish Sai alias Sai (25), D Ganesh alias Bablu (21), M Ayappan (19), C Gowtham (20), M Balaji (25), G Prabhu (27), M Harsha (31) and R Vijay (26).

All were booked under sections 8(c) read with 22(b), 25, 29(i) of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS Act)

The accused were allegedly selling these banned drugs at Old Washermanpet near the East Cemetery Road burial ground.

Police arrested Jagannathan, Sathish Sai, Ganesh, Ayappan, Gowtham and Balaji on Friday while Prabhu, Harsha and Vijay had absconded. They were arrested on Saturday. 

During inquiries, it was found that the accused had procured the banned drugs from Andhra Pradesh.

Washermenpet police are conducting an inquiry to check if the gang has links with other major drug smuggling or trafficking rackets.

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