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Monday, 08 August 2022 6.52 AM IST

Drug hunt: SDPI activist and wife arrested, dramatic scenes in police station

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KANNUR: The police have nabbed three more people, including another couple, in connection with the drug case in which a couple was arrested for possession of MDMA. The arrested have been identified as Ansari (33) of Marakkarkandy in Kannur, his wife Shabna aka Athira (26) and a tourist bus driver Shihab (35) of C H House Pazhayangadi. They have been selling drugs after buying it from Nizam, the main accused in the Kannur drug case. Ansari and Shabna are natives of Marakkarkandy. Accoding to the police, Ansari is an SDPI activist.

250 grams of MDMA was bought from Nizam’s group and the price was deposited in Nizam’s account, said Kannur ASP P P Sadanandan. A special investigation team has found that Nizam had used the accused as middlemen. Ansari, a native of Marakkarkandy, had also stayed in Dubai and Qatar. It was during the time that he got acquainted with MDMA sellers. He used cannabis and soon started distributing drugs. He had a daily deal of Rs 1 lakh with Nizam, said the police.

Ansari and his wife Shabna were caught by the excise for selling drugs and jailed. From there, Shabna had continued the drug sales after contacting Nizam via WhatsApp calls, as directed by Ansari. The Afzal-Balkis couple was arrested on March 7 in Kannur, when they came to buy a drug parcel worth over Rs 1 crore from a travel agency office. With this, the investigation got directed to the main accused Nizam and Janees.

The couple, who got arrested in the synthetic drug case, had created dramatic moments beating Bollywood movies at the police station. Ansari and Shabna had cried out loud beating on their chests at the Kannur DySP office at around 11am on Wednesday. Nizam, the mastermind behind the drug case, had trapped us, the couple told the journalists. Shabna also told the police that she had warned her husband not to do all this. The couple was arrested on the basis of the information that they had begun their drug sales six months ago after proper planning, Kannur City Police Assistant Commissioner P P Sadanandan told Kerala Kaumudi.

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