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Hyderabad: Drug racket busted, four arrested with LSD

Hyderabad: Four people have been arrested on Tuesday by the Telangana excise department in the drug racket busted on Sunday. The department has seized LSD from them -lysergic acid diethylamide- a narcotic generally sold in rave parties, excise director Ajun Sabharwal said.

The LSD is used in tablets or liquid form. It is known to be one of the most potent ‘mood-changing’ chemicals. The MDMA, or methylenedioxymethamphetamine, commonly known as ‘ecstasy’, is used as a recreational drug, an excise official said.
“Nearly 100 units of LSD were seized from the four persons,” the official said, reports HT. The department had yesterday set up a two-member Special Investigation Team to probe the drug racket.

The excise officials had conducted raids across Hyderabad and Secunderabad on Sunday and seized 700 ‘squares’ of LSD, each costing Rs 3,000 and worth Rs 21 lakh in total, and 35 grams of MDMA worth Rs 1.4 lakh.

Among the peddlers’ customers were a film producer and senior officials of MNCs and employees of IT firms in Cyberabad, besides students of different educational institutions, including schools and colleges, Sabharwal earlier said.