A former assistant of filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma's was arrested by the Jeedimetla police on Saturday, along with two of his associates, for being in possession of 1.5 kg of amphetamine at Quthbullapur crossroads.
The Times of India repoted:
During a joint operation, the Jeedimetla police and Special Operation Team (SOT), were checking vehicles at Quthbullapur crossroads, when they intercepted motorists Venkata Suresh Babu and V Kishore. They were found to be in possession of five sachets of white powder and a plastic cover kept in a tiffin carrier. On growing suspicious, they called a Clues Team for testing the powder and it turned out to be amphetamine.
Reports suggest that one M Srihari Reddy had provided the duo on the scooter with the drug to sell it to students.
According to a press release from the police, Suresh Babu hailed from Andhra's Nellore district and had come to Hyderabad four years back to work in films. Suresh had spent Rs 60 lakh on one film but due to lack of budget, it could not be completed.
Kishore had worked as an assistant director to Ram Gopal Varma but fell into debt and facing financial problems.
"Last night, while both Suresh Babu and Kishore were proceeding on a bike with the white powder (narcotic substance) in order to sell it to students at Dundigal area, a police team caught them and seized the powder, which was found to be amphetamine," TNIE quotes the release as saying.
The police has seized 1.5 kg of amphetamine from Reddy's possession and all three have been arrested.