Police department decided to implement the act after a spurt in the number of cases involving illegal trafficking in narcotics and psychotropic substances
Around 250 gram heroin valued at Rs 7.86 lakh, two country-made pistols with seven live bullets, Rs 1.26 lakh cash and three mobile phones besides the two bikes were seized from their possession.
Officials point to change in pattern as peddlers switch to hotels instead of parties
The North Division police on Saturday conducted a special drive against narcotics and arrested four men including a security guard in two separate cases.
They transported one or two litres of oil from Araku and sold in quantities of 5 ml to users in the city.
To earn money and satisfy their craving, one of the peddlers hatched a plan and involved his friends.
Rao stressed the need to curb the use of ganja, cocaine and LCD, which he said were still in a nascent stage in the State.
Two policemen, who tried to strike a deal with drug peddlers while on duty at the Chief Minister’s residence, were arrested by the RT Nagar police recently.
Ganja extract seen as alternative as it is easy to transport & difficult to identify, say police
The other two drug peddlers, Mohammed Irfan and Shail Kamal, are distant relatives and residents of Falaknuma and Yapral respectively.
Sources said the gang was selling the contraband to their customers without coming in direct contact with them.
The police have found that several IT professionals were customers of the Thrikkakara gang that was caught selling various synthetic drugs.
The agency had arrested Susmitha Philip, also known as ‘Teacher’, aged 40, a native of Pandikudy.
The police suspect that the accused are not only consumers but also peddlers who are attending high-end parties frequently to sell the drugs.
All eyes and ears are on the details that the drug peddlers would divulge.