Udupi: Intelligence wing of CBI, in a joint operation with Manipal and Udupi police, have arrested a MIT (Manipal Institute of Technology) student and seized 498 MDMA (ecstasy) tablets worth Rs 14.94 lakh from him at Shimbhra bridge on Sunday night.
Police said on Monday that the accused, identified as Himanshu Jhoshi, was attempting to sell the banned tablets when he was nabbed. They also seized a two-wheeler used for the crime.
Udupi Superintendent of Police Vishnuvardhan said that the investigations are underway and unearthing more information about other accused youth involved in the supply and purchase of the banned drugs.
Police are investigating as to how the student came into possession of banned tablets, he added.