Hyderabad Narcotic Enforcement Wing (HNU) is busting drug supply links across the country. Pritish Borkar, D’Souza, and Edwin Nunes, the key masterminds of the Goa-based racket, have already been caught. Balamurugan has recently been sent behind bars.
Links with national level drug mafia
Today, Hyderabad: Hyderabad Narcotic Enforcement Wing (HNU) is busting drug supply links across the country. Pritish Borkar, D’Souza, and Edwin Nunes, the key masterminds of the Goa-based racket, have already been caught. Balamurugan has recently been sent behind bars. Based on the list found in their cellphones, it is estimated that there are around 6000 people who buy drugs. 2000-2200 people were given notice under 41A CrPC. Counseling and medical treatment is being provided to 150 drug addicts. Tamil Nadu drug kingpin Balamurugan was arrested on Friday and sent to remand. He, who runs hotels, came into contact with EdwinNews less than 15 years ago. While being an associate, he made contacts with drug gangs. It was concluded that drugs were being transported to major cities in the respective states through his agents. He targeted IT professionals and students in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and sold ganja and hash oil. He was arrested many times by the Tamil Nadu police and sent to jail, but he did not give up. It seems that some film and political celebrities of that state used to buy MDMA drug from him. Police officials said they will take him into custody to get more information.
Hotels are barriers
Lakhs of tourists from abroad come to Goa. There are hotels, pubs and clubs bustling with visitors. In the beginning, Nigerians used to sell drugs. In course of time some hoteliers became agents. This is evidenced by the fact that most of the accused arrested by the city police are hotel owners. In 10-15 years, they have grown to the level of supplying synthetic drugs like cocaine, heroin and MDMA at the national level. A senior police officer said that they have reached the level of ruling the police and political sectors in those areas.