Seven drug traffickers held in Hyderabad; cocaine, MDMA, LSD, ecstasy seized

Commissioner’s task force on Thursday arrested seven drug traffickers of three different gangs in the city.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  7 Jan 2022 3:31 AM GMT
Seven drug traffickers held in Hyderabad; cocaine, MDMA, LSD, ecstasy seized

Hyderabad: Commissioner's task force on Thursday arrested seven drug traffickers of three different gangs in the city.

Hyderabad Police Commissioner CV Anand said they had seized 98 grams of cocaine, 45 grams of MDMA, 17 LSD, and 27 ecstasy tablets, all worth Rs 16 lakh. He said the kingpin of the trafficking racket was Tony, a Nigerian national.

The arrested persons were identified as Imran Babu Shaik, Noor Mohammed Khan, Syed Khaiser Hussain, Syed Rashid Ahmed Khan, Najbul Hasan Shaik, AR Anirudh, and K Avinash.

"The gangs were selling drugs mostly to youngsters. We have identified the kingpins and efforts are on to nab them," Anand said.

Imran Babu Shaik a native of Mumbai, Maharashtra State, is the main associate of Tony. Imran was arranging local agents in Mumbai. Tony was supplying drugs to Hyderabad through them. He was staying at OYO lodges and delivering drugs to consumers in Hyderabad.

He said that the accused had appointed agents to carry out illegal activities. He said the agents were supplying drugs to other states as well.

Anand said they had conducted a decoy operation and brought the accused to the city. He said they arrested two accused when they checked into a hotel at Punjagutta.

In a similar case, Syed Khaiser Hussain came into contact with inter-state drug peddlers, Syed Rashid Ahmed Khan and Najbul Hasan Shaik. They hatched a plan to sell drugs in Hyderabad.

The accused persons were purchasing Cocaine & MDMA from Ibrahim, a native of Mumbai, for Rs.3,000 per gram and selling it at Rs.10,000 at Hyderabad.

In the third operation, the accused AR Anirudh hatched a plan to purchase drugs at a lower price in Goa and sell them in Hyderabad at a higher price.

Police said some names have popped up during interrogation of the accused. "We will initiate action against them as per the provisions of the NDPS Act," the Commissioner said.

He said the police are keeping a close watch on those who were previously involved in drug cases.

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