KOCHI: The police team probing the seizure of narcotic drugs at a DJ party in the city recently has extended the investigation to certain drug suppliers based in Bengaluru.
The team will also travel to Goa in the coming days, in the wake of information that the drugs were sourced mainly from Goa.On Friday, the police took accused Mithun C Vilas, alias Kokaachi, to Kozhikode as part of evidence collection and further investigation.“We have received information about around 15 persons associated with the narcotics network. Mithun has named one Wasin of Kozhikode, from whom he allegedly received drugs. We have to confirm whether the identity of Wasin is correct, or he is using a fake name. The arrest of Wasin could lead to the other persons in the drug syndicate. Mithun travelled to Goa and Bengaluru several times to bring banned drugs, including cocaine, heroin and LSD. He also visited the Anjuna beach in Goa for the purpose. After brining the drugs, he allegedly sold them to customers in Kochi,” the police officials said. Circle inspector Siby Tom, who is part of the investigating team, said Mithun was a small link in the wide drug network.“We are trying to uproot the wide drug network operating in the State, and in Kochi. The investigation has to be extended to the other states, from where drugs reach Kochi. Several persons are to be traced,” he added.
Last week, the police raided a DJ party led by Russian DJ Psykovsky, alias Vasily Markelov, at a hotel in Kochi, and arrested seven persons for possessing and using drugs. Later, the police arrested two more persons, including Mithun who organised the party.