Officials of the Telangana Prohibition and Excise department busted yet another drug racket in Hyderabad with the arrest of two persons on Saturday, and seized 20 LSD blots from two accused.
Based on a tip-off, officials from the State Task Force (STF) managed to nab a degree student, identified as Praneeth, near a restaurant in Puppalaguda on Friday.
Praneeth was carrying 5 LSD blots and was planning to sell it to potential customers. He revealed that he had procured the drug from his associate, identified as Sathvik, who was a BTech graduate.
The officials then raided Sathvik's residence and found that there were 15 more LSD blots, reportedly sent via courier, from Jammu and Kashmir. It is also suspected that the LSD may have been purchased via the dark web.
"Praneet has been purchasing the drug from Sathvik, who is the key supplier. Sathvik in the last six months bought 150 LSD blots and out of the that 20 are remaining. Sathvik after purchasing the drug has been giving it to various associates like Praneet and others, who are working as his agents to supply it to needy persons," assistant Prohibition and Excise Superintendent K Pavan Kumar told the Times of India.
In February this year, the Hyderabad police arrested a 19-year-old BBA student from the city, along with a Nigerian national and a Goa-based businessman for selling LSD via Snapchat.
The Task Force police of the Central Zone made the arrests and seized 75 stamps of LSD blots besides three packets of ganja, 30 grams of charas and one gram of heroin. An SUV and four cell phones were also seized.
Speaking to reporters, the police said that the accused would update his status on SnapChat and notify his friends and followers about the drugs that he had.
He would also take advance orders after informing them that he was travelling to Goa, where he bought the drugs.