INCREASING CASES OF HOME-GROWN DRUGS KEEPS STATE POLICE ON TOES

On September 17, 2021, the central crime branch of the Bengaluru police had raided a drug manufacturing unit in Bengaluru and seized 4kg MDMA, a psychoactive drug. The gang used to hide ‘home manufactured drugs’ by storing them in a hidden compartment in custom-made shoes. They accused to sell these drugs across the city and in New Zealand as well.

Days later, on September 26, 20211, in another major drug haul, police arrested two Iranian drug peddlers, who used to grow hydro cannabis inside a rented house, and seized drugs worth 1 crore from them. During the interrogation, the accused confessed that they brought the cannabis seeds via a darknet and were growing it in a villa near Bidadi on the outskirts of the Bengaluru city.

The latest case in the series of home-grown drugs was reported on January 10, when a Nigerian national was arrested by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) for manufacturing and peddling synthetic drug MDMA from his rented accommodation at Tarabanahalli village on Hesaraghatta Road, North Bengaluru. The accused had learnt to make the synthetic drugs using the information available on the internet. “They had modified a pressure cooker using an iron pipe to manufacture the drugs. They used to buy raw materials like sodium hydroxide and acid from Mumbai,” said the officer.

News Source : Hindustan Times

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