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Hashish trail leads police to international LSD haul

PTI
Published : Jan 4, 2016, 3:43 am IST
Updated : Jan 4, 2016, 3:43 am IST

What started as a hashish trail led to a big LSD haul for Delhi police as the crime branch unearthed an international module allegedly supplying drugs in rave party circuits of Delhi and Mumbai.

What started as a hashish trail led to a big LSD haul for Delhi police as the crime branch unearthed an international module allegedly supplying drugs in rave party circuits of Delhi and Mumbai.

“It was in early December that we received input about hashish being supplied from a refugee camp in North Delhi, following which two persons, both natives of Mandi district in Himachal Pradesh, were arrested. Police also recovered around 8 kg hashish from their possession,” a senior police officer said.

Their interrogation revealed that a bigger module, in which foreigners were also involved, had been operating in Himachal Pradesh and the list of drugs they dealt in was not confined to cannabis, the officer said.

“Sources were deployed in Himachal Pradesh to get the larger picture and what emerged was a drug-economy of its own based on the barter system operating in Mandi district, where indigenous cannabis were found being traded for hard drugs,” the officer said.

Further investigation revealed the role of an international module, which used tourists to smuggle psychotropic substances from a few East European and West Asian nations. They arrive in Himachal Pradesh on a regular interval for the barter trade.

“Before Christmas, sources informed us about a deal in which a local man, who was into the network, had traded 3 kg hashish for around 250 stamps of LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide), a party drug popular in the western nations, which was to be allegedly supplied to rave circuits in Delhi and Mumbai for new year parties,” said the officer. Based on the input, a trap was laid and two other persons were arrested on Christmas eve. They had come to Delhi with a consignment to be transported to other destinations.

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