Congress Leader’s Son Arrested for Smuggling of Deadly Narcotics via Nedumbassery Airport.

published on June 24, 2014
Ansar, son of Congress leader – has been arrested in connection with the alleged smuggling of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD), the brand that comes under one of the deadliest of narcotics, via Nedumbassery International Airport. Reports state that the drugs were to be taken to Dubai. Ansar (32) is said to be the prime suspect and a key middleman.

The arrest of Ansar, who hails from Keezmaadu comes following the arrest of Mohammed Saad yesterday. Mohammed Saad is said to have confessed that Ansar is the middleman who smuggled in LSD from Goa, which made police zero in on Ansar. A manhunt is on for others who are involved in racket.

“We suspect the involvement of a major LSD smuggling racket and Ansar behind the incident. Preliminary inquiry has revealed that Ansar is into drug smuggling for long and travels regularly to Goa to purchase drugs,” said Aluva DSP V K Sanil Kumar.

According to police, “Ansar buys LSD stamps for Rs 200 each and sells it in Kochi for Rs 1,500. The price increases at least threefold when smuggled to the Gulf.”

The smuggling of LSD came into light with Shiju, a native of Kadamakkudi being detained at the Abu Dhabi airport on June 18. He was said to have carried nine LSD stamps inside a business studies textbook. Upon interrogation, it was revealed that Shiju was handed the book by his friend Amal, asking it to be delivered to an MBA student Sarang, who would be meeting him at the Abu Dhabi airport. According to Shiju, the presence of LSD stamps in the book was not with his knowledge.

Following this, Shiju’s brother Joshy registered a complaint with the Aluva police, which led to the arrest of Amal, a resident of Cheranelloor on Sunday. During interrogation, Amal revealed to the police the role of Mohammed Saad from Kadungalloor. Saad had given him the textbook.

Both Saad and Ansar were produced before the Aluva judicial first class magistrate-II on Tuesday and remanded to judicial custody. Police will soon file an application before the magistrate court to take the accused into custody for further interrogation on Wednesday.

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