Kolkata Drug Racket: 2 More Held


Kolkata: A day after arresting three persons from the city for their alleged involvement in a drug racket, the Narcotics Control Bureau’s Kolkata unit on Tuesday arrested two more persons after recovering drugs from them.

One of them was accused of being involved in selling drug-laced sweets and chocolates in front of schools and colleges in the city.

NCB sleuths arrested Niloy Ghosh and Jerome Watson and recovered from them 148 blots of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) weighing around 2.2 gram and 26.6 gram of MDMA/Ecstacy, NCB’s zonal director (East) Dilip Srivastava told . The seized drugs has a market value of around Rs 8 lakh.

Acting on the information after questioning arrested DJ Nikhil Lakhwani, NCB sleuths conducted a raid and nabbed the two from inside Ghosh’s car, he said.

“There are several engineering and management students who have been purchasing drugs (from him). We have got the names of those from the contact list of Watson’s mobile phone,” another NCB official said. Ghosh used to store these banned drugs in a medicine store his family owns in Salt Lake area.

The NCB had on Sunday night arrested three persons including a DJ of a popular night club in the city for their alleged involvement in drug peddling here. They had also seized 2.450 kg hashish and one LSD blot paper from their possession.