Chennai, Dec 1 (BPNS)
The opposition AIADMK has stepped up pressure on the Tamil Nadu government to order a CBI probe into the alleged seizure of ‘Cocaine’ drugs worth Rs 336 crore at Vadalai in Ramanathapuram district of the state on November 27, 2022.
The leader of opposition, Edappady K. Palaniswami had charged that a DMK councilor was involved in the multi-crore cocaine deal in which Rs 336 crore worth of cocaine was seized. He had also asked how a lower-level leader of the DMK can involve in such a major drug deal without the patronage of the higher-ups in the party.
The Opposition leader also called for a CBI inquiry. Sources in the AIADMK told BPNS that the party is planning a series of agitations across the state against the huge drug racket that the DMK was running and the involvement of a DMK councilor in the multi-crore drug deal.
The AIADMK leadership also is planning programmes to highlight that the law and order situation in the state had totally failed and that the state was turning into a hub of international drug cartels.
The Tamil Nadu police have however maintained that the seized material was ‘Bio- Fertilizer’ and that the white powder that was confiscated from two people in an SUV at Ramanathapuram was Bio- Fertilizer.
Two arrested persons, Sarfaz Nawaz and Jainudden had told the Coastal Security Group (CSG) of the Tamil Nadu police that the seized substance was bio-fertilizer and that they were trying to smuggle the goods into Sri Lanka as it would fetch a higher price in the island nation.