- The Hyderabad drug bust has revealed several big names from Tollywood being involved in the illegal dealings
- Among those arrested was a Dutch national Mike Kamminga
- Mike's relatives have launched an online campaign on Facebook called "Free Mikey" to set him free, saying that it is a case of mistaken identity
The Hyderabad drug bust has revealed several big names from Tollywood being involved in the illegal dealings. The police interrogated stars like Ravi Teja and Charmee Kaur. Among those arrested was a Dutch national Mike Kamminga.
The Dutch national is a software professional was arrested on July 25, for possession of 2.6 gms of DMT (Dimethyltryptamine). The officials also suspect Kamminga of being involved in dealing of Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and methylenedioxy-Methamphetamine (MDMA).
Mike has been living with his Indian origin wife Mary Kamminga and two children at a Nanakramguda flat in Hyderabad. He used to work in the Hyderabad branch of Innominds, a San Francisco based company.
The day Mike's flat was raided; he and his wife were not at home. "A task force officers of the excise department called us and asked us to return to the house. We arrived one-and-a-half hours after the cops arrived there. After we had reached, task force officials told us that they found drugs in the house and took Mike," Mary said to the local media.
However, she has claimed that Mike has been mistaken for somebody else and the allegations are false. "I think all the charges against Mike are wrong. I do not know on what grounds they picked him up. I believe that this is a case of mistaken identity. I have seen a man who visits my residential community and looks just like Mike. Same kind of hair and beard," said Mary.
However, the police are sure that they have the right man. A Special Task Force official told the Times of India, “Mike's friends used to give his mother parcels saying that he asked them to ship either job-related material or some other product to Hyderabad. Mike's mother used to send those parcels to him in Hyderabad."
“We caught him red handed with DMT. He will get ten years of imprisonment,” he added.
Mike's relatives have launched an online campaign on Facebook called "Free Mikey" to set him free.
The page says that the embassy is not authorised to visit him and Mike does not have a lawyer. They want the Netherlands government to put pressure on the government of India to free him.
This is the Facebook page:
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:33 PM