Bengaluru: The number of marijuana peddling cases has increased drastically in Bengaluru with several students found addicted to these gateway drugs.

The Soladevanahalli police arrested a Sudanese student, Ahmed Moosa (26) on Monday after he was caught with 480 grams of marijuana. Ahmed had come to Bengaluru in 2015 to pursue his management course. According to the police, Ahmed would sell 10 grams of marijuana for Rs 300 to the people.

The police also alleged that Ahmed was involved in three assault cases and was caught for the first time. He is currently in judicial custody.

Nonetheless, Bengaluru police recently arrested two youths and seized 10 kilos of marijuana worth Rs 5 lakh. The arrested duo, Diwakar (21) and Shivaram (19), are students from the city of Kambam in Theni district, Tamil Nadu. They were caught red-handed by the police at FTI circle in Nandini Layout while trying to sell the drugs.

Similarly, in December 2018, 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 Rs 1.5 lakh.