In a major operation, the District Anti-Narcotic Special Task Force (DANSAF) has arrested four persons with 721 LSD stamps, 1.08 grams of hashish, 20 grams of ganja, and ₹8.04 lakh in a special drive conducted in connection with the impending Assembly election.
All the arrested were residents of Ernakulam, and Nevin Augustine, 28, of Vaduthala was identified as the key accused.
Reportedly, this was for the first time that such a large number of LSD stamps was being seized in a single haul from within the city limits. The police said that they were sourced from Europe by placing the order over the darknet and paid in bitcoins. An LSD stamp priced at $2 to $3 in the foreign market was being sold here for anything between ₹1,300 and ₹1,500.
Hashish, ganja, 97 LSD stamps and ₹7.86 lakh were seized from the key accused’s rented home at Chilavannoor. Besides, a laptop, mobile phones, and a digital weighing machine were also recovered.