Telangana excise department arrests student with 40 blots of LSD

The accused was reportedly planning to sell it to students, for Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,000 per blot.
Telangana excise department arrests student with 40 blots of LSD
Telangana excise department arrests student with 40 blots of LSD
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Telangana’s Prohibition and Excise department on Wednesday arrested a student, who was allegedly in possession of 40 blots of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD).

The accused, identified as B Pharmacy student K Arvind Reddy, was reported to be a native of Suryapet, who was caught during a routine check while travelling between Kothapet and Nagole.

Once officials found the blots, they said that Arvind confessed to have to bought the banned substance from near Anjuna beach in Goa and was planning to sell each blot to students, for around Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,000 .

He was handed over to Saroornagar excise officials for further action.

In January this year, Calvin Mascarenhas, the alleged kingpin of a drug racket that was busted in July last year, was granted bail.

The drug racket uncovered by Telangana’s Prohibition and Excise Department said that Calvin was one of the main accused in the case, but a Nampally court granted bail after the prosecution failed to file a chargesheet in the case.

The findings by the excise department rattled the entire city of Hyderabad, as around 200 students of leading private schools and colleges in the city were found to be using high-end drugs such as LSD and MDMA (methylenedioxy-methamphetamine).

Some of these school students were studying in Class 8 and were as young as 13.

The racket also exposed the dark side of the Telugu film industry, as 12 personalities from Tollywood were grilled by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) for their alleged involvement in the racket.

Calvin was arrested along with Mohammed Abdul Wahed and Mohammed Abdul Quddus in the first week of July by Excise officials, who claimed to have recovered 700 blots of LSD and 35 g of MDMA from the trio.

Director of Enforcement Akun Sabharwal had earlier said that the accused had confessed to having been a part of the drug racket since 2014 and bought the drugs via the Dark Web.

IANS inputs

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