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Jordanians held, cocaine seized

Staff Reporter

The narcotic is valued at Rs. 15 lakh


The two were caught in Indiranagar

Two alleged suppliers escaped, police say


Bangalore: The Central Crime Branch (CCB) police have arrested two Jordanians, one of them an engineering student, for allegedly possessing cocaine valued at Rs. 15 lakh.

Personnel attached to the Narcotic Squad of CCB identified the arrested as Abdullah Hatem Kamel al Ali (23) and Ahmed Mohammad Hasan Aleem (27).

While Abdullah resided on 4th Main of G.M. Palya, Ahmed lived in Diamond District on HAL Airport Road here.

Engineering student

Abdullah is a student of an engineering college on Sarjapur Road, while Ahmed is a postgraduate in science from Karnataka State Open University (KSOU), police said.

“We caught the two near a coffee joint on 100 ft Road in Indiranagar and seized the cocaine,” R. Lakshman, Assistant Commissioner of Police (CCB), told The Hindu.

“We have also recovered four mobile phones, two passports, a motorcycle and other material from the accused,” he said. However, their two alleged suppliers — Joe alias Papa Joe and Jimmy — escaped.

The police said that Papa Joe, a Nigerian, and Jimmy, a Jordanian, had been smuggling drugs from their countries and supplying to Abdullah and Ahmed for many years.

The latter operated in Indiranagar, Ulsoor, Airport Road, Banasawadi, Hennur and other places, the police said. Papa Joe has been arrested thrice in the last two years.

Overstaying

During the course of interrogation, Ahmed reportedly told the police that he had been overstaying in India. “His visa expired on September 7, 2010 and he was living here without renewing it,” Mr. Lakshman said.

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