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Hyderabad: Ex-NASA engineer, businessman nabbed in drug bust

Published Jul 13, 2017, 1:21 am IST
Updated Jul 13, 2017, 1:22 am IST
The two drug peddlers arrested by officials.
 The two drug peddlers arrested by officials.

Hyderabad: Two alleged drug peddlers — one an American citizen who was formerly working as an aerospace engineer with NASA, the US space agency, and the other a businessman and a management graduate from ICFAI Business School — were nabbed and 16 units of LSD seized from them by a special task force of the Excise and Prohibition department’s Enforcement wing. 

Enforcement officials said that they had arrested Dundu Anish, a 29-year-old aerospace engineer from the US, and Ritul Agarwal (26), who runs a family business. 

“Anish, an American passport holder, had studied at Doon School in Dehradun and was earlier with NASA. Over the last few months, he procured drugs including cocaine, LSD and MDMA through the Dark Web from a site called Lunacy, eight times. We nabbed Anish based on credible information,” the officials said.

Later on, they arrested Ritul Agarwal based on the information given by Anish.

“Ritul obtained BBA degree from ICFAI Business School. He also used to procure drugs from the Dark Web by paying in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoins,” the officials said. 

The officials added that the US citizen had procured 155 Ecstasy pills, 12 grams of MDMA, 10 dots of LSD and eight grams of cocaine in the last two months through the Dark Web. He also admitted that the seized drugs had been delivered to him by courier bearing The Netherlands markings.

Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad


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