Hyderabad: Drug mafia targets Engineering students through WhatsApp – Here’re their short codes

Hyderabad: Drug mafia targets Engineering students through WhatsApp – Here’re their short codes
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Hyderabad: Earlier, parents had complaints against their children for misusing social media and spending hours together with smartphones but now a new issue is worrying them.

Drug mafia is now targeting Engineering college students mostly. This is done through WhatsApp by using codes like “Stuff”, “Dham” or “2000 green”.

The officials of Excise and Prohibition Dept. have furnished the details that WhatsApp is playing a key role in establishing contacts between mafia and youngsters. They said that these activities are on the increase in ECIL Crossroads, Nacharam, Malapur and other areas.

According to the details given by these officers, if a customer types the code word, “stuff”, the drug dealer understands that the person is in need of drug. He then gets the details of safe places where the drug could be delivered.

It is reported that the drug dealer charges Rs. 500 for supplying 10 grams of drug.