Sergeant Rooben Nair, a bodyguard to the Very Important Person Security Unit (VIPSU) and Constable Vijayen Moothoo were trapped while trying to sell 36 grams of methamphetamine to the police.
The market value is estimated at Rs 500 000. The crystal meth, as it is also known, is one of the most harmful drugs to health.
Rooben Nair, police sergeant assigned to the VIPSU, specifically in the Car Pool of VVIP, is in trouble. The 45 year old man from the drug squad is now suspected to be a drug dealer. The sleuths have caught them red handed on Thursday September 22.
Following a painstaking fieldwork, members of the Anti Drug and Smuggling Unit (ADSU) got an information that the two policemen including sergeant Nair are allegedly involved in drug trafficking. The Port Louis ADSU raised a discreet operation. On Thursday September 22, a squad led by Chief Inspector Ashik Jagai and the inspector Jeean under the supervision of the Superintendent of Police Azimah, takes place in unmarked vehicles and went to Nicholson Road in Vacoas.
The sleuths kept a watch on the two suspected man. They saw two of their colleagues using the road, that is, the sergeant Rooben Nair and constable Vijayen Moothoo who were walking a few steps from each other. The suspicions of the ADSU team are confirmed. The two men were making a drug sale believing to be a bargain for them. They ignored that their alleged client is a member of the ADSU.
As agreed, the transaction takes place. But instead of pocketing the money, the dealers found themselves in handcuffs and were trapped in the middle of the transaction. Bloodhounds were flabbergasted after getting their hands on the crystal meth, also known as methamphetamine. Some say this is a first seizure. The drug classified as very harmful is of high purity. The weighing exercise reveals that there are 36 grams of crystal meth whose market value is estimated at Rs 500,000.
The suspected traffickers have been put behind bars. They will be brought before the court of Curepipe on Friday September 23 to answer a charge of drug trafficking. Choolun Bhojoo from the ADSU is in charge of the investigation.