Determined to keep the December 31 night New Year celebration free of drugs, the Bengaluru City Police's Central Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths raided a house on Kanakapura road and arrested a 32-year old drug peddler and seized 3.2 kilos of cannabis worth 1.5 lakh.

According to the CCB, Muniswamy aged 32 was arrested from his house at Vajarhalli on Kanakapura main road. He obtained the cannabis from Chamarajanagar's Pushpapuram, a village that borders Tamil Nadu, and was trying to sell it to people during new year celebrations.

The entire operation was led by Additional Commissioner of Police, Alok Kumar who has, in turn, directed the women and narcotics wing of CCB to activate their information network to crack the whip on drug peddling and smuggling in and around the city, especially during New Year’s Eve.

Following the arrest of Muniswamy, a case has been registered at Thalghatpura Police Station under various sections of the Indian Penal Code.