Three more people, including a doctor, arrested in Mangaluru drugs case

The Mangaluru police had first arrested Neel Kishorilal Ramji Sha last week in connection with alleged drug peddling in his flat.

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Published Jan 12, 2023 | 2:32 PMUpdated Jan 12, 2023 | 2:32 PM

Three more people, including a doctor, arrested in Mangaluru drugs case

Three more people, including a doctor and a pharmacy student, were arrested on Thursday, 12 January, in connection with drug use and peddling, taking the total arrests so far in the Mangaluru drugs case to 13, police said.

Among the arrested are three doctors, six medical students, including four women, and a pharmacy student. The remaining persons are drug peddlers, the police added.

The three arrested on Thursday have been identified as Harsh Kumar VS from Tumakuru, a final-year pathology student at Kasturba Medical College, final-year pharmacy student Adon Dev from Kochi, and Mohammed Afrar from Mangaluru, who works at a fruit shop, police said.

The Mangaluru police had first arrested Neel Kishorilal Ramji Sha (38), an Indian-origin person, last week in connection with alleged drug peddling in his flat.

He was residing in Mangaluru for the last 15 years and was a fourth-year student at a dental college in the city.

Sha spilt the beans as the police interrogated him. Police found over 2 kg of marijuana, weapons, mobile phones, and other electronic gadgets.

Based on his inputs, police arrested 13 people in the last two days.

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