Telangana Police Bust Interstate Drug Peddling Racket
Telangana Police Bust Interstate Drug Peddling Racket; Crackdown Yields Arrests and Seizure of Narcotics Worth Over Rs. 1 Crore
In a significant operation against drug trafficking, the Telangana police apprehended four individuals involved in an interstate drug peddling racket. The arrests took place near Varshini Function Hall, Almasguda, targeting illegal drug trade between Rajasthan and Hyderabad. The joint effort by the Special Operations Team (SOT), LB Nagar Zone, and Meerpet police resulted in the seizure of over 180 grams of narcotics, including heroin and MDMA.
Accused and Seized Items
The arrested individuals, identified as Narendra Bishnoi, Praveen Bishnoi, Hema Ram, and Pakkaram Devasi, are natives of Barmer district, Rajasthan. Initially involved in drug peddling and consumption, they later transitioned into becoming suppliers. The police seized 150.3 grams of heroin, 32.1 grams of MDMA, two two-wheelers, six mobile phones, and Rs. 2,500 in cash. The estimated value of the seized drugs is over Rs. 1 crore in the international market.
Modus Operandi and Racket’s Operations
The drug racket procured heroin at Rs. 5,000-6,000 per gram and MDMA at Rs. 2,000-4,000 per gram before selling them at significantly higher prices (Rs. 10,000-12,000 per gram) to users in Hyderabad. The traffickers concealed the drugs in clothes for transportation from Rajasthan to Hyderabad via private buses. Efforts are underway to apprehend the main peddler and identify the source in Rajasthan. The police are also working to trace individuals who purchased drugs from the arrested traffickers.