Hyderabad: After questioning students from different schools who were found to be buying drugs, officers of the Prohibition and Excise department which was investigating the drug racket unearthed in the beginning of July, zeroed in on the Dutch national Mike Kamminga, whom they consider a hard-core drug peddler.
Soon after getting information about him, the Special Investigation Team directed the Seri Lingampally excise team to arrest him at his residence in Nanakramguda.
The Special Task Force and local excise staff raided the house on the evening of July 25 but Kamminga was not there.
“When we knocked on the door, his relatives opened it and told us that Kamminga and his wife had gone out and may come back in an hour. We suspected that one of them passed on the information about the raids to Kamminga,” a source explained.
“He tried to destroy key evidence, including iPhone password, and mailing and social media account details. When he came back with his wife to his residence by the car, there was a high drama. He didn't get down from the car for a few minutes and tried to destroy the mobile phone information,” the source added.
The source said that Kamminga has not revealed any additional information in the last three days he has been in custody.
“We produced him before the court and shifted him to the Cherlapally Central Prison for judicial custody. He consumes marijuana, which is not illegal in his country (the Netherlands). We suspect that the 2.6 grams of drug DMT (Dimethyltryptamine) seized from his possession was procured online through darknet for circulating to his customers. As per the NDPS Act, seizure of DMT of more than two grams is considered as heavy and commercial quantity,” the source explained.