- The drugs were delivered to one of their houses in Hyderabad
- They were selling the LSD at Rs 2000 per blot
- It is startling to see how educated and well-placed members of society are furthering the drug trade in the city
Two BTech final year students of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Warangal were on Wednesday arrested by the Excise officials on the charge of drug peddling and five blots LSD, a high-end drug, were seized from their possession, officials said.
The students, identified as Y Ramesh and G Dwijj, were allegedly procuring lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) online through darkweb (a restricted online network frequently used in illegal activities) and got it delivered via post, Excise Deputy Commissioner (Warangal Division) Suresh R said.
"The drugs were delivered to one of the student's house in Kothapet in Hyderabad. Based on specific information, the duo was nabbed in Warangal and LSD was seized from them. They are selling the LSD blots at Rs 2,000 per blot and were also sending them to other cities also," Suresh said.
Asked if the duo was selling the LSD to NIT students also, the Excise official told PTI over phone that they are verifying on their clients list and further investigation was underway.
Two cell phones and one laptop have been recovered from them and they will be sent for analysis, he said adding that further recoveries are expected. The two students were booked under relevant sections of the NDPS Act.
On July 2, the Prohibition and Excise department of Telangana had busted a racket of supplying high-end narcotics, such as LSD and MDMA, in and around Hyderabad and since then arrested a total of 22 people including a US citizen Dundu.
Anish, a former aerospace engineer, who has worked with the NASA, a Dutch national named Mike Kamminga and a South African national named Alex Victor, besides seven BTech degree-holders employed with multi-national companies in Hyderabad.
LSD is sold in tablets or in liquid form, and is known to be one of the most potent 'mood-changing' chemicals while MDMA, commonly known as 'Molly' or 'Ecstasy', is used as a recreational or party drug.
Akun Sabharwal, the Director of the Department, has asked the schools to look out for deviant behaviour and check on easy availability of cash and credit cards with students. The scary part is that all orders are placed online and the absence of parental monitoring leaves a lot of things unsaid.
Not only this, the drug racket in Hyderabad has its roots running much deeper. With the SIT investigating the whole incident, the secrets that are tumbling out of Calvin Mascrenhas’ seized mobile phones have left the police and investigating officers shocked. Along with drugs, blackmail and pornography is involved in this also be added to his list of crimes.
Nude photos and videos of women and girls were found in a hidden folder on Calvin’s phone. On questioning, Calvin confessed that sometimes when his female customers were desperate for a dose of drug and did not have money to pay, they used to send them their nude pics and videos.
with PTI inputs
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:34 PM