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CCB Detains 38 Foreign Nationals With Expired Visas in Bengaluru, Banned Drugs Seized

The Central Crime Branch was conducting searches in a drive to check valid documents of foreign nationals living in Bengaluru.

CCB officials conducting search operation in Bengaluru on July 15, 2021. (Source: ANI)

New Delhi: The Central Crime Branch (CCB) in Bengaluru conducted searches in houses where foreigners were staying, to check whether they are overstaying beyond their visa permitted and also to check whether anyone is staying without proper documents in the city.

CCB sleuths conducting a search operation in Bengaluru. (Source: India Ahead Network)

According to the Central Crime Branch, the officials found as many as 38 foreign nationals with expired visas, and the authorities have detained them.

Illegal drugs were seized by CCB during the search. (Source: India Ahead Network)

The Central Crime Branch was conducting searches in a drive to check valid documents of foreign nationals living in Bengaluru. In a major crackdown CCB sleuths also seized ecstasy pills from the foreign nationals during the search operation.

On June 16, CCB of Bengaluru arrested an African drug peddler, according to Joint Commissioner of Police Sandeep Patil informed. The police had seized cocaine from the foreign national, who came to India on a student Visa.

A case under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) and Foreigners Act was registered.

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