The Hyderabad police busted another drug racket with the arrest of nine accused including two Nigerians on Wednesday.
Police seized 300 grams of cocaine, 42 grams MDMA (methylenedioxy-methamphetamine) and 27 blots of LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) from their possession.
A car and an air gun were also seized from the accused by the sleuths of the Commissioner's Task Force.
This racket came to light even as the enforcement wing of the Prohibition and Excise Department of Telangana is continuing its probe into the sensational drug racket busted earlier this month.
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) has so far arrested 13 drug peddlers, who were supplying drugs to school and college students and Tollywood celebrities.
Authorities found that about 1,000 students of leading private schools and colleges in the city were using high-end drugs such as LSD and MDMA. They have issued advisories to over 50 schools and colleges to curb the menace.
The SIT has summoned 12 artistes from the Telugu film industry including some leading actors and actresses for questioning in the earlier case.
One artist has been summoned on each day till the month end.
On the first day of the questioning, director Puri Jagannadh appeared before the SIT officials on Wednesday.
Accompanied by his brother and son, the director reached the office of Prohibition & Excise Department around 10 am amid tight security arrangements, in response to the notice served on him.
Actresses Charmee Kaur and Mumaith Khan are scheduled to be questioned on July 20 and July 21 respectively.
Actors Ravi Teja, Navdeep, Tarun, Subbaraju and Nandu, cinematographer Shyam K Naidu and art director Chinna are among the other celebrities who will be questioned for their alleged links with the drug peddlers arrested in the case.
Those arrested in this case include US citizen Dundu Anish, an aerospace engineer who had earlier worked with the NASA, and seven B.Tech graduates, most of whom were working for multinational companies.
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