Visakhapatnam: The City Task Force (CTF) police on Wednesday arrested four people including an engineering graduate and his girlfriend for peddling narcotics at Lalitha Colony in Visakhapatnam.
The police recovered one gramme of methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) powder, two Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) blots, 30 Alprazolam tablets, 20 ganja packets and two kilogrammes of dry ganja.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) of CTF, A Trinad Rao said that the arrested had been identified as B Narendra Babu (Vicky) from Tadigadapa in Vijayawada, and his girlfriend, M Seetha (Siri), Ch Raju, and V Venkata Rao. Narendra and his team procured drugs from various states and sold them to gullible youngsters and college-going students in the city.
“With specific intelligence inputs, we carried out a surprise raid at the house at Viswanadha Road, Lalitha Colony in Daba Gardens on Wednesday. We found all four accused in possession of the drugs,” said Trinad Rao.
The police mentioned that Narendra is an engineering graduate from Marine Engineering and turned a drug peddler to make easy money. He used to collect drugs from drug dealers from Bengaluru and Goa and sold them to youth in Vizag, Vijayawada, and Hyderabad.
Narendra was arrested in a drug abuse case by Hennuru police in Bengaluru and was remanded for nine months. Getting out on bail on July 2019, he came to his girlfriend Seetha’s house in Vizag with MDMA tablets.
Police said that Raju and Venkata, who have been peddling drugs in Vizag, joined the duo. They supplied fortwin injections and alfrazome tablets into the mix.
#Bengaluru: #Drug #Trafficker arrested in the city, 250 kgs of ganja seized. The accused, Kumar (45 yrs) from Madurai, was smuggling it from #Vizag to #TamilNadu when cops intercepted his car. @TOIBengaluru pic.twitter.com/h9A5JUZLJi
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Ganja was a popular party drug among youngsters in Vizag around a few years back, but now costly drugs have replaced ganja among revellers. There is a need to set up a dedicated wing to effectively tackle drug trafficking offences, the police added.