Chennai, July 24: A 60-year old Pakistani national, who had entered India illegally, is arrested. Identified as Mohammed Yunus from Karachi, was found selling drugs; also was staying in a lodge in the coastal district of Ramanathapuram without a passport and other travel documents.
"Mohammed Yunus is a Pakistan national. He had come to Ervadi from Sri Lanka on an illegal boat," said a Police Officer in Ramanathapuram district. He also had four fake Aadhaar card copies with him.
Mohammed Yunus was arrested from a lodge in Ervadi, police said. He was carrying Rs 2,500 in Pakistani currency and Rs 3,000 in Indian currency. He is a narcotics dealer, who posed as a businessman dealing in nuts, police disclosed.
When police rushed to the spot to conduct an investigation, he allegedly claimed that his name was Kasim Bai and that he was from Sri Lanka.
During interrogation, it came to light that Mohammed Yunus had come to Tamil Nadu illegally by a boat from Sri Lanka in the month of May and visited Ramanathapuram, Madurai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Ajmer. After travelling to several places in trying to procure narcotics he had reached Ervadi, from where the police picked him up on Saturday. Two others from Ervadi, identified as Syed Abu Thahir and Abdul Aziz, who had allegedly promised to help him in procuring narcotics, were also arrested by police.
At present, he is being taken to the Puzhal Central Prison in Chennai, which has a separate cell to house foreigners. An inquiry is now on to find out if the trio is Pakistani spies.