The cocaine was however of poor quality and was adulterated with chalk powder and boric acid.

Ktaka Over Rs 2 cr worth cocaine headed for Hoskote and Bangalore seized on NH4
news Cocaine Monday, April 04, 2016 - 10:08

In what could be one of the biggest narcotic rackets in Bengaluru rural district, the police seized 5.4 kilograms of cocaine worth Rs 2.4 crore from four bike-borne men on National Highway 4 in Hosakote on Sunday.

The team of 15 personnel headed by superintendent of police Ramesh Bhanot nabbed the 4 of the 5 accused, who were planning to sell the drug to medical students from MVJ medical college and other institutions in and around Hosakote and Bengaluru, reported Bangalore Mirror.

The accused have been identified as Rajesh Munibhairappa (28), a vegetable vendor; Ramajnappa (30), a plumber; Narsimhamurthy (28), a coolie; and Diwakar (28), a plumber. Chintamani, who according to the four accused is the main culprit, is still at large, reported BM.

Superintendent of police Bengaluru rural district, Ramesh Bhanot said, “We had been watching the gang for a few days, having received a tip-off about their activities. We got word on Saturday night that they would be heading towards Spice dhaba near MVJ medical college and research hospital in order to pack and sell the drugs. Our 15 personnel lay in wait for them and nabbed them as they were riding their bikes; they confessed to being in possession of the cocaine upon interrogation and we seized it all.”

The cocaine was however of poor quality and was adulterated with chalk powder and boric acid. The accused intended to sell 200 grams each for Rs 8000, reported BM.

This is an aggregated report from Bangalore Mirror.

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