Tuticorin: Three arrested for illegally selling narcotic pills

Three people have been arrested for illegally selling narcotic pills in Thoothukudi.

On the orders of Deputy Superintendent of Police Sathyaraj, Sub-Inspector Muthukrishnan of Madhyabhagam Police Station and a special police force patrolling in Theppakulam area of ‚Äč‚ÄčTuticorin, they arrested two people who were standing there in a suspicious manner and interrogated them. It was revealed that one of them was Subpuram (24) son of Kaliraj of Pathirakaliamman Kovil Street and the other was Sanjeevi son Kumaresan (55) of Polpettai.

On examination of the two, it was found that Subpuram was in possession of 47 tablets of Diazepam and Kumaresan was in possession of 39 tablets of Nitrazepam. On further investigation by the special forces police, they found that Subpuram had bought the pills from Paramasivam son Ramesh (57) of South Pudutheru, an NGO at Thoothukudi Government Hospital, Kumaresan said that he had bought the pills from Rajathi (43) alias Pathipuranam of Korampalla, a pharmacist at a private hospital in Thoothukudi. They also admitted that they kept these for sale as they can cause intoxication if consumed in excess.


Subsequently, the special forces police arrested the three persons namely Subpuram, Kumaresan and Ramesh and confiscated 86 tablets from them. Madhyabhagam Police Station Inspector Ayyappan has registered a case and is investigating. District Superintendent of Police Balaji Saravanan has warned that legal action will be taken if such intoxicating pills are sold in pharmacies in Thoothukudi district without a doctor’s prescription.


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