There are not even 3,000 veterinary staff to treat 84 lakh cattle in the State.
Meanwhile, Visakhapatnam intelligence wing kept a tab on the drug racket and informed the Vizianagaram police regarding the drug transportation.
"In the recent past, there has been a loss of livestock in many states of India due to the disease named Lumpy. The central government, along with various state governments, is trying to control it,"
IIM graduates, BBA students used Dark Net for peddling, police said
According to animal husbandry officials, at least 4.59 lakh cattle, including 40,000 buffalos, are there in the district.
Some of the customers were said to be procuring the drugs for use during Friendship Day celebrations on Sunday.
The government is hiding the real figures of cattle deaths, only 4 per cent of the total number is shown by the government, says Congress
Police said that Teja Naidu, who used to consume drugs, was selling LSD to recover financial expenses, which were used for his medical treatment after he met with an accident.
A doctor from the NIMS had treated him for one week but could not save him as the effect of the cocktail was too strong and powerful for the treatment to work.
The excise enforcement unit in Ernakulam which had seized LSD stamps from two parcels that arrived at the Foreign Post Office (FPO) in Kochi will hand over the probe to the excise crime branch.
He was arrested outside Cusat’s Sahara hostel while trying to sell the LSD, said Ernakulam Excise Deputy Commissioner P V Elias.
The police had launched an intensive search after receiving information on new gen drugs being sold among school and college students in the city.