Hyderabad drug racket: Four peddlers arrested, LSD seized
Nearly 100 units of LSD were seized from the four people.india Updated: Jul 04, 2017 20:51 IST
The Telangana excise department on Tuesday arrested four people in the drug racket busted two days back and seized LSD, a narcotic generally sold in rave parties, from them.
The department had busted the drug peddling racket here on Sunday and arrested three people, excise enforcement director Akun Sabharwal said.
The LSD, or lysergic acid diethylamide, is generally sold in rave parties in tablets or liquid form. It is known to be one of the most potent ‘mood-changing’ chemicals. The MDMA, or methylenedioxymethamphetamine, commonly known as ‘ecstasy’, is used as a recreational drug, an excise official said.
“Nearly 100 units of LSD were seized from the four persons,” the official said.
The department had yesterday set up a two-member Special Investigation Team to probe the drug racket.
The excise officials had conducted raids across Hyderabad and Secunderabad on Sunday and seized 700 ‘squares’ of LSD, each costing Rs 3,000 and worth Rs 21 lakh in total, and 35 grams of MDMA worth Rs 1.4 lakh.
Among the peddlers’ customers were a film producer and senior officials of MNCs and employees of IT firms in Cyberabad, besides students of different educational institutions, including schools and colleges, Sabharwal earlier said.
First Published: Jul 04, 2017 20:50 IST