Drug peddling on bus busted, 1 arrested

Drug peddling on bus busted, 1 arrested

Nigerian arrested for peddling LSD

Interstate buses linking Bengaluru with neighbouring states seem to be the latest channel of drug peddlers to sneak drugs into the IT city. Busting one such network on Wednesday, the sleuths from the Narcotics Control Bureau of the Ministry of Home Affairs apprehended a Nigerian national near Yeshwantpur.

According to sources at the Bangalore zonal unit of NCB, a Nigerian aged about 44 years was taken into custody in Yeshwantpur. “He was coming from Mumbai in a bus and alighted at Yeshwantpur. Upon checking, he was found carrying to be 4.1 gm of liquid LSD in a transparent small glass bottle concealed in his duffle bag,” revealed a sleuth.

The accused, according to a statement released by the Home ministry, had come to India in 2015 on a business visa and overstayed the visa duration. The sleuths also suspected that the accused had links with Delhi, Kerala and Mumbai drug and cyber fraud scamsters. This was the fourth such case in which drugs were being brought to the city in an interstate bus and intercepted by NCB sleuths.

What is LSD?

Chemically known as Lysergic acid diethylamide, LSD is a hallucination and psychedelic psychotropic material capable of delivering unpredictable effects. It is abused in minuscule quantity and can induce a person to extreme and unpredictable behaviour. Commonly found in paper, liquid, crystal or tablet forms, LSD is often abused by licking on the blotting paper laced with LSD.