Mysuru: Taking a serious note of the Sandalwood drug racket, the Kodagu police have also seized 8 kg 400 gram Marijuana in two separate cases in Kushalnagar town and rural police station limits on Saturday.
According to Kodagu police, Kushalnagar town police found that, one Naganna had cultivated Marijuana between Cassava (sweet potato) plants in a land taken on lease from one Gafoor, at Madapatna village in Kushalanagar taluk.
The police also seized 6 kg 400 grams of Marijuana which had grown to the height of 7.6feet and also arrested 62 year old Naganna who had cultivated them. Kushalnagar town police has registered a case.
In another case, Kushalnagar rural police also picked up Lakshmappa who was all set to sell Marijuana at a bus stand near a school in Manajoor in Kushalnagar taluk.
The cops arrested Lakshmappa and seized 2 kg Marijuana from him. The accused 75 year old Lakshmappa who was former village accountant of Torenooru, and a resident of Torenoor was earlier booked in six cases related to selling Marijuana.
And police are enquiring him on the people who were buying Marijuana from him, according to Kodagu police. Kushalnagar rural police have registered the case.
In a press statement released by Kodagu Police, Kodagu SP Kshama Mishra has stated that, they have found that Kodagu has been getting ultra modern drugs from other districts and States, and drug racket has spread over Kodagu district and youth are becoming victims of drug abuse.
To prevent this, she has directed Kodagu Police to find information on supply of drugs and initiate action. And she has even urged people of Kodagu to cooperate with police and inform them if they have any information on the drug racket in the district. she has even assured common people that their names will be kept confidential and they would be rewarded too.
Last week Kodagu police arrested three people in Madikeri town and seized 300 gram MDMA (Amphetamine) which they were transporting in a Indica car to sell them in different parts of Kodagu. Three people arrested in the case include 35 year old Mazid and 32 year old Shiyabudhdheen both from Ayyangeri village of Kodagu, and 31 year old Muzamil of Shivajinagar Bengaluru.
They revealed that five more people who escaped in a swift car, had come along with them for the same business. Madikeri town police have registered a case and Kodagu SP Kshama Mishra has rewarded the police who have cracked this case with cash prize.