Mumbai: LSD sourced from US, payment in Bitcoins; All you need to know about this high profile drug racket

The police have recovered 1,400 blots of LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide) worth Rs 70 lakh and arrested two college students involved in drug trafficking.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Shivdeep Lande of Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) has summoned representatives of three high profile hotels in Mumbai's Andheri area in relation to an international drugs racket.

The police have recovered 1,400 blots of LSD (Lysergic Acid Diethylamide) worth Rs 70 lakh and arrested two college students involved in drug trafficking.

The arrested duo told police that they operated in high profile hotels in the city and were paid in Bitcoins.

According to initial reports, the drug is sourced from US and the supplier is also a student.

The agency might also summon celebrities who were supplied the LSD.

SUPPLIER FROM US IS A STUDENT

ANC has booked the student in US as well, who is originally from Mumbai for supplying the drug. Officials are yet to decide whether to send a team for further investigation or not.

The other two students have been identified as Arbaz Khan, a first year BMS student and Chirag Jain, a TYBCom student.

Among others who have been arrested is a real estate agent Farhan Khan, an associate TV producer Admiya Modi and a computer engineer Laxman Rajan.

"The accused mainly sold the drugs to college students and call centre employees, but their clientele involved celebs too. LSD in the form of acid stamps, which come in sheets similar to postal stamps, has to be placed sublingual (under the tongue). It gives a kick that lasts 12 hours after peaking in two to three hours. The consumption has three levels trip, bad trip and ugly trip which makes the consumer hallucinate. All the accused have a disturbed family background," said an official on anonymity.