A Special Operations Team seized 10 grams of heroin, 15 LSD blots and more than 1 kg of ganja.

3 held in Hyd with heroin and LSD as police team busts drug racket
news Crime Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 10:07

A Special Operations Team (SOT) under the Rachakonda Commissionerate on Tuesday arrested 3 people and seized 10 grams of heroin, 15 LSD blots and more than 1 kg of ganja. 

Police said that the main accused has been identified as 23-year-old Mohammed Shamneed, who studied up to Class 10 in Saudi Arabia and became habituated to drugs when he came to Hyderabad to complete his Intermediate. 

Police added that he even went back to Saudi for work but later left his job. Earlier this year, the accused went to Goa and bought around 20 LSD blots, which he, in turn, sold to the other two consumers who were also arrested by the SOT. 

The accused had been staying in Begumpet since August 2018 and searching for a job.

"The accused Mohammed Shamneed regularly used to go to Goa. In Goa, he came to know about the sale of LSD blots through one unknown person. He also came to know that many people in Hyderabad were interested in purchasing and consuming LSD blots. He hatched a plan to earn easy money by selling LSD blots that he would purchase from an unknown person for Rs.500 and sell the same for Rs 1,500 to Rs 1,700 per blot," the police said in a press release.

Police also said that he began purchasing heroin for Rs 3,000 per gram and sold it for Rs 5,000 per gram, while he purchased ganja at Rs 5,000 per kg for self-consumption after he sold a part of the entire kilo.

Based on a tip-off, the SOT along with Uppal police laid a trap and apprehended the trio, who were in possession of 15 LSD blots,10 grams of heroin and several packets of ganja at a house in Ramanthapur.

Mobile phones and one two-wheeler belonging to the accused were also seized by the police and all three were sent to judicial remand. 

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