Bengaluru police officials have placed a 25-year-old drug peddler named Vikram Khileri under arrest for dealing in narcotics. The man supplied brown sugar using a private courier service and government bus drivers lying to them stating that the contents of the packet contained ‘Sai Baba ashes’.
According to India Today report, Khileri sold drugs to clientele in the districts of Hubballi, Ballari, Hassan, Vijayapura, and even in Tamil Nadu by packing them in envelopes that had to be collected from bus stops.
The Deccan Herald reports that police officials arrested the man in a sting operation after an undercover police officer purchased an order of 2 packets of the drugs. He was arrested after he met at the City Market with 90 grams of drugs hidden inside his helmet. Police officials revealed that the courier company as well as the bus drivers were unaware of the drugs they were delivering for Rs.100 per packet.
The accused originally hails from Rajasthan. He came to Bengaluru 4 years ago from Gujarat to find work as a construction worker. Later, he befriended a peddler from Gujarat staying in the city and began selling drugs himself.
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