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Trio held for possession of methamphetamine, ganja
A three-member gang has been arrested in possession of 26 grams of methamphetamine (psychotropic drug) and 1.5 kg of ganja in Tiruvottiyur.
Apart from the drugs, a car, two two-wheelers and three mobile phones have also been seized from the accused identified as A Mohammed Azaruddin (26) of Mannady, M Khadar Moideen (27) of Royapuram and R Rajesh (23) of Old Washermenpet.
Based on a tip-off, the Tiruvottiyur police nabbed Khader Moideen from Ennore Express Road. Based on his inputs, the others were secured. Investigation revealed that the trio received the contraband from one Sultan of Avadi, who is said to be smuggling drugs from Mumbai.
“Both Mohammed Azaruddin and Khadar Moideen have been arrested for similar cases earlier. Azaruddin said that he is into used car business, but we suspect that they should be into smuggling full time. They sell one gram of methamphetamine for Rs 1,500 to Rs 2,000 to college students,” said Tiruvottiyur Assistant Commissioner Anand Kumar.
While the trio was remanded in judicial custody, a hunt has been launched for Sultan.
Two held for running hookah bar
The Sastri Nagar police arrested two persons, including the manager of a restaurant in Adyar, for running a hookah bar without permission. The accused have been identified as Bolo Biswas (29) of West Bengal, who worked as the manager, and his subordinate R Kausikan (21) of Pozhichalur.
Based on a tip-off, the police raided the first floor of the restaurant on LB Road at Padmanabha Nagar and seized as many as 81 pots, 46 hoses, six mouth pipes, different flavours used in hookah and pawn masala.
Investigation revealed that the gang has already been arrested for a similar crime. The duo was remanded in judicial custody.
Meanwhile, in Adambakkam, the police arrested a duo and seized 900 sachets of mawa weighing about 10 kg. The accused Kruba Kumar (20) and Manish Singh (23) of Bihar were remanded in judicial custody.