Two held for possessing cocaine in Telangana

Hyderabad, June 2 (PTI):Two men were arrested here on Tuesday on charges of possessing cocaine, a senior police official said.

The men had obtained inter-state pass during the COVID-19 lockdown and gone to Bengaluru under the pretext of selling face masks but had procured cocaine from a Nigerian there, Assistant Excise (Enforcement) Superintendent N Anjireddy said.

Based on reliable information, a team of Excise sleuths interceptedthe car in which they were travelling at Secunderabad here and seized 54 grams of cocaine from the duo in the age group of 30-34, he added.

They had purchased 70 grams of cocaine for Rs 7,000 per gram and returned to Hyderabad on May 30 and had already consumed 16 grams.

A case under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act was registered against the duo. Besides the cocaine, two cars were also seized from them.PTI VVKSS PTI PTI