Even as the state is agog over revelations of a Sandalwood-drug mafia link, the local police here have made a dramatic late-night arrest of a drug-peddling trio.
The accused have been identified as Majid Sufi (35), Shiabuddin (32) and Mujamil (31) of Shivajinagar, Bengaluru.
On Wednesday night, the Madikeri police were informed about a gang of three planning to sell drugs near a lodge in the city.
The cops chased the trio from the lodge till Kushalnagar and nabbed them near Gudde Hosur. Five persons in another car managed to escape, including 2 foreigners.
The police seized 300 grams of MDMA and a Tata Indica car, Superintendent of Police Kshama Mishra said.