Bengaluru: The Central Crime Branch police raided five pubs in the city as part of its crackdown against the drug menace. The searches were carried out on Saturday night.

Speaking to the media Bengaluru, joint commissioner of police Sandeep Patil said in a brief statement on Sunday “In the drugs case investigation, we found that generally drugs are taken in some pubs. So, search warrants were taken, and five pubs were searched last night”.

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Investigators say that the managers and owners of these pubs are being questioned to determine whether they were in knowledge that drugs were being distributed.

However, police have not shared any information on the outcome of the raids.

Police have started a drive against drug abuse in the city and have arrested a few Kannada film actresses, drug peddlers, rave party organisers among others as part of the investigations.

The crackdown came in the backdrop of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) busting a drug racket here.

Two police officials were suspended recently on charges of leaking information related to the CCB probe to rave party organisers and others.