India: One held, two detained in Thane for smuggling LSD blots worth Rs 1 crore from Netherlands

THANE: The Anti Narcotics Cell of Thane crime branch arrested one person and detained two others for allegedly smuggling 1,466 Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) blots papers sourced from the Netherlands worth over Rs 1 crore.

The accused has been identified as Bhavik Thakkar, a resident of Kalyan while two others who were detained will be formally arrested soon.

The police said that the unit got the tip off on Tuesday that Thakkar was to come near Birla college road in Kalyan. A trap was laid but Thakkar managed to flee after confronting the cops who were waiting. During the confrontation, he lost his wallet and mobile phone.

Police recovered nearly 29 LSD blots from the wallet and seized the mobile phone. On Wednesday, Thakkar he was arrested by the sleuths.

During the interrogation, Thakkar named another suspect. Police seized 1,228 LSD blots from him. He then named another suspect and 239 blots were seized from him, police said.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the accused sourced the LSD papers from the Netherlands by ordering from the dark net and was delivered via blue dart courier,” said a senior police officer.

The officer added that the market price of the LSD paper varies from place to place and one paper is usually sold starting Rs 7,000 to Rs 10,000. The drug pushers find their hunt through their internal secret network and deliver the consignment which looks like a fun-paper, he said.

A case has been registered with the Bazarpeth police station under relevant sections of NDPS Act .

Source:  https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/thane/mumbai-1-held-for-smuggling-lsd-blots-worth-rs-1cr-from-netherlands/articleshow/83675231.cms

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