Hyd police dig deep into Balamurugan’s drugs trade

Deccan Chronicle.  | Pinto Deepak

Nation, Crime

Inquiries revealed, Balamurugan is into supplying ganja and hash oil

Except in Telangana, Balamurugan owns hotels in all states where he runs his drugs ‘business’. (Representative picture/ DC)

Hyderabad: The city police, who had arrested Tamil Nadu-based drug kingpin Balamurugan in Goa three days back, are digging deep into his web of clients. Like his close Goan associate Edwin Nunes, who was also arrested recently, police have found that his clientele is spread in five states.

Prima facie it was found that his clients are spread in Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Goa and Maharashtra apart from Hyderabad.

However, officials from Hyderabad Narcotics Enforcement Wing (H-NEW), who arrested him, could not seize any material evidence from him.

It was found that the two have been running the business successfully for over a decade now. Taking cue from Edwin, he started operations in Hyderabad, where with his network of agents, Balamurugan established strong links and started supporting Edwin’s activities.

While Edwin is into supply of synthetic drugs, Balamurugan is into ganja and hash oil, inquiries revealed.

Police have moved a petition before the court seeking custodial interrogation of Balamurugan, which could reveal more details about his shady business links, said police.

Except in Telangana, Balamurugan owns hotels in all states where he runs his drugs ‘business’.

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