Bengaluru: The Central Crime Branch of police in Karnataka found as many as 38 foreign nationals overstaying in India without valid documents on July 15. During a special drive, six Assistant Commissioner of Polices, 20 police inspectors along with 100 police constables visited some houses in Bengaluru and verified documents of the residents.
The officials also found marijuana and 90 Esctasy pills from two foreigners, said Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime). “As many as 7 foreign nationals are found to be overstaying and two were found with Ganja. At least 90 ecstasy tablets were seized from a Nigerian national. So far, 38 people were found without valid documents.” Said the official
Teams of 6 ACPs, 20 Inspectors and 100 police officers are carrying out raids on houses where foreign nationals are staying to check on overstaying and staying without documents. The raids and search operations are still going on, Sandeep Patil said.
The Bengaluru police department had taken the issue of drug cartels operating in the city involving foreigners. Recently, the department had warned that house owners should verify documents of foreigners before giving their properties on rent.