Hyderabad: A drug racket operated by an engineering dropout and targeting engineering students in different parts of the city was bust by the Special Operations Team of Rachakonda. Police said that suspect identified as Batchu Ravi Kumar, 23, had been procuring narcotic drugs from Goa and Ganja from Vizag and Khammam agency areas. He was operating his business through ‘whatsapp’ for taking orders from his clients, referring Cocaine and LSD as ‘SCORE’ and Ganja as ‘GREEN’. Police seized 7 grams of Cocaine, 10 LSD blots and 2 Kgs of Ganja (Narcotic Substance) and a scooter from his possession.
Ravi Kumar hailing from Nalgonda district had completed Intermediate at Nalgonda and moved to the city for engineering. He joined in Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Technology (JNIT) in 2013 in CSE group. While at college, once he travelled to Goa along with his friends, where he got access to narcotic drugs. Though it was for a very short period, he got addicted to them.
Later he developed friendship with Goa based drug peddlers, who started supplying him the drugs for selling at Hyderabad.
“ His customers used codes for inquiring about the stocks. For cocaine and other drugs, it was SCORE and for Ganja it was GREEN. He was selling them only to students in his known circles and making money from them,” the commissioner said.
He was also into Ganja smuggling. He initially purchased for consumption, but for business, he obtained it from Vizag and Khammam. Inquiries revealed the his passion to travel to Goa frequently for drugs landed him in drug trade. He had supplied drugs to more than 60 students in the city in the past two years and had been spending his earnings on travel to Goa and small luxuries in the city. He was arrested on Tuesday.