Mangaluru, Apr 20, 2017 : An accused involved in the illicit trafficking of cocaine in 1994 was nabbed by the officers of Customs during this month. On 09.02.1994 one kg of cocaine valued at Rs. 35,00,000/- was seized from the accused while in possession of cocaine at a hotel in Mangalore. The accused who was caught trafficking cocaine was later enlarged on bail with certain conditions. After his enlargement, he has been absconding for over two decades.
The absconding accused arrested is identified as B. Ansar(50) in Udupi by custom officers.
The Customs officers had been on the lookout for him since then. Reliable sources have been cultivated in the recent past and gathered actionable leads which crystallized in apprehending and arresting of the accused at Udupi. The constant and concerted efforts taken by the officers ultimately yielded the results.
The arrested person was produced before the Hon’ble Principal District and Sessions Judge Shri K.S. Bilagi who remanded him to judicial custody. Shri Udayanad, Special Public Prosecutor is representing the department and providing necessary guidance.