Drug peddler held with MDMA, cocaine ahead of New Year celebrations
DECCAN CHRONICLE | dc correspondent
HYDERABAD: The state task force of the prohibition and excise team arrested a person from a hostel in Banjara Hills on Wednesday and recovered 48 grams of MDMA and 25 grams of cocaine from him.
The police said the accused, Hari Sateesh, of Vijayawada, had procured the
drugs from a Yemen national in Bengaluru and was planning on selling them
for Rs 5,000- Rs 10,000 per gram in the city for New Year celebrations.
N. Anji Reddy, excise superintendent, who led the raid, said that they were
tipped off about the narcotics.
"It was revealed during inquiry that a drug peddler Abdurabu alias Abdu, a
Yemen national, who has three drug cases pending against him in Hyderabad,
had shifted his base to Bengaluru. He has been sending MDMA and cocaine
through his agents and conducting business through his old customers," he
"So far, we have identified 11 consumers who had purchased the drugs from
Abdu through his agents and they will be named as accused in this case as
well," Reddy said.
Sateesh was remanded to judicial custody after being arrested by the Ameerpet excise station house officer.