Three arrested on charges of supplying MDMA in Chennai

Thirteen grams of MDMA, syringes, three mobile phones, two bikes and Rs 15,500 in cash has been seized from them.
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Chennai police, as part of their Drive Against Drugs (DAD), on Saturday busted a racket that supplied MDMA (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine), a narcotic party drug, to many in the city. 21-year-old Asif Raja, a fashion designer, was arrested first based on a tip-off that he was supplying MDMA in syringes at Thiruvanmiyur.

Based on his confession, the police have arrested two others, 35-year-old K Mathi of Panaiyur and 36-year-old S Hussain of Royapuram. According to the police, thirteen grams of MDMA, syringes, three mobile phones, two bikes and cash of Rs 15,500 has been seized from them. The men have been arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and have been remanded to judicial custody.

The main accused in this racket is Hussain, who reportedly befriended others on a dating app. Hussain, a native of Gujarat worked as a customer care executive and procured drugs from Mumbai. He then befriended Mathi, who worked at a medical shop, and began supplying him the drugs with hopes of forming a wider network.

According to the release by the police, “On 09.10.2020, on a tip-off, Inspector of Police (L&O), J-6 Thiruvanmiyur and team intercepted 2 two-wheelers near Jayanthi Theatre. They found three  accused in possession of MDMA (Methylene Dioxy Methamphet Amine) drugs.”

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Posted by Greater Chennai Police - GCP on Saturday, 10 October 2020

Reports state that the drugs were procured at Rs 3000 per gram and were being sold at double the price at Rs 6000 per gram in Chennai. Asif Raja, who got his supply from Mathi, sold it in the form of syringes. The police are working to nab the main gang in Mumbai.

In just two days, 20 kgs of ganja have been seized by Chennai police from Chromepet, Tiruvottiyur, Madhavaram, Kilpauk and Ashok Nagar areas.

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