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LSD blots, candies seized in Kolkata, two arrested

IANS | Kolkata |

A day after three persons were held for possession and circulation of hasish here, two more persons have been arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials on Tuesday in connection with drug peddling in various parties and colleges in the city.

According to NCB’s city unit, large quantity of illegal acid blots and candies with drugs like LSD and Ecstacy (MDMA) were seized from them.

“Two more persons named Jerome Watson and Nilay Ghosh has been arrested today for allegedly being involved in supplying illegal drugs in various city parties and to college students. Both are associated with the DJ we arrested yesterday. They bought these drugs through some dark websites,” NCB Kolkata Zone Director Dilip Kumar Srivastava told reporters.

“Ghosh is a kingpin of drug peddlers in Kolkata and Watson worked as a event manager and had connection with prominent party and event organising agencies in the city,” he said.

Srivastava said the peddlers admitted supplying the drugs to a number of prominent engineering and management colleges in the city.

“They said there are several consumers in certain city-based colleges. Also some students are working as local suppliers in those institutions. We will start drug awareness programmes in those colleges immediately to save the students from this practice,” he added.

The NCB team on Monday arrested Henry Lawrence Manna and Robert Dixon and seized nearly 2.5 kg hashish from them. Nikhil Lakhwani, DJ of a prominent central Kolkata club, was also arrested for his involvement in the racket.