Bengaluru

MBA graduate held for peddling drugs

He was arrested at BTM Layout

The Suddaguntepalya police have arrested a 40-year-old MBA graduate who was peddling drugs to customers by concealing them in dry fruit packets. The police recovered 20 strips of MDMA and two kilograms of marijuana worth ₹3.5 lakh from the accused, Omprakash R.V.

Acting on a tip, a team led by Inspector Mohammed M.A. went to 13th Main at BTM Layout and caught Omprakash red-handed as he was delivering drugs to clients in dry fruit packets.

“Omprakash is an MBA graduate and is named in several criminal cases. While working at an event management company, he realised that there is a huge demand for drugs. He entered the drug peddling trade a year-and-a-half ago,” said the police.

He allegedly sourced the drugs from a contact in Hoskote. He charged customers anywhere between ₹2,000 and ₹5,000 depending upon the type and quantity of drugs.

“Investigations are on to ascertain the extent of his network,” the police added.

Omprakash has been booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, and taken into custody for further questioning.

A letter from the Editor


Dear reader,

We have been keeping you up-to-date with information on the developments in India and the world that have a bearing on our health and wellbeing, our lives and livelihoods, during these difficult times. To enable wide dissemination of news that is in public interest, we have increased the number of articles that can be read free, and extended free trial periods. However, we have a request for those who can afford to subscribe: please do. As we fight disinformation and misinformation, and keep apace with the happenings, we need to commit greater resources to news gathering operations. We promise to deliver quality journalism that stays away from vested interest and political propaganda.

Support Quality Journalism
Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Jun 1, 2020 1:35:23 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/mba-graduate-held-for-peddling-drugs/article26593165.ece

Next Story