Mangaluru (PTI): As part of its drive to make Mangaluru drug-free, the central crime branch (CCB) police have arrested two drug peddlers who were selling banned MDMA drug to students and the public in the city.

Police said the arrest was made after receiving credible information that the drug peddlers were selling the banned substances at K S R Road.

The accused have been identified as P S Abdul Azeez alias Azeez (31), a resident of Uppinangady in the district, and Akshith Kumar (26) from Katipalla, Surathkal, Mangaluru.

The police seized 35 gm of Methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA), a synthetic drug, worth Rs 1.75 lakh, two mobile phone handsets, Rs 600 cash and a digital weighing scale from their possession. The total value of the seized goods was put at Rs 1.96 lakh.

A case has been registered at Mangaluru North police station. The police are on the look-out for more persons involved in the drug racket, sources said.

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New Delhi, Dec 11: India has described as "fake" and "completely fabricated" a media report claiming that a "secret memo" was issued by New Delhi in April to take "concrete" measures against certain Sikh separatists, including Hardeep Singh Nijjar.

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said on Sunday that the report is part of a "sustained disinformation campaign" against India and the outlet that published it is known for propagating "fake narratives" peddled by Pakistani intelligence.

The report was published by online American media outlet "The Intercept".

"We strongly assert that such reports are fake and completely fabricated. There is no such memo," Bagchi said.

"This is part of a sustained disinformation campaign against India. The outlet in question is known for propagating fake narratives peddled by Pakistani intelligence. The posts of the authors confirm this linkage," he added.

"Those who amplify such fake news do so only at the cost of their own credibility," Bagchi said, responding to media queries on the report.

In September, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau levelled the allegation of "potential" involvement of Indian agents in the killing of Khalistani extremist Nijjar on Canadian soil on June 18.

India strongly dismissed the charges, terming them "absurd".

"The Intercept", in its report, claimed that the Indian government issued instructions on a "crackdown scheme" against certain Sikh entities in western countries.

It further claimed that the secret memorandum issued by the MEA in April lists several "Sikh dissidents under investigation by India's intelligence agencies, including the Canadian citizen, Hardeep Singh Nijjar".