Another drug racket busted in Hyderabad, nine held

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Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) The Hyderabad police busted another drug racket with the arrest of nine accused including two Nigerians on Wednesday.

Police seized 300 grams of cocaine, 42 grams MDMA (methylenedioxy-methamphetamine) and 27 blots of LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) from their possession.

A car and an air gun were also seized from the accused by the sleuths of the Commissioner’s Task Force.

This racket came to light even as the enforcement wing of the Prohibition and Excise Department of Telangana is continuing its probe into the sensational drug racket busted earlier this month.

The Special Investigation Team (SIT) has so far arrested 13 drug peddlers, who were supplying drugs to school and college students and Tollywood celebrities.

The SIT has summoned 12 artistes from the Telugu film industry including some leading actors and actresses for questioning in the earlier case.

On the first day of the questioning, director Puri Jagannadh appeared before the SIT officials on Wednesday.

Those arrested in this case include US citizen Dundu Anish, an aerospace engineer who had earlier worked with the NASA, and seven B.Tech graduates, most of whom were working for multinational companies.

–IANS

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