Iran national arrested, LSD seized
BANGALORE: Raju Ashok Sarasivappa, 27, an Iran national, has been arrested and 0.62 grams of lysergic acid dethylamide (LSD) and 39 grams of
hasheesh -- all worth over Rs 4 lakh -- seized.
Police said Raju's father hailed from Bangalore and settled in Iran after marrying an Irani national. After his pre-university, Raju came to Bangalore for further education. He later started a leather goods business and used to travel across the state.
While doing so, he came to know several event managers, who were looking for people to supply drugs for parties. Raju then started procuring the narcotics from foreign nationals in Goa and selling them in Bangalore.
TNN 15 September 2009, 12:12am IST
4 lakh rupees converts to approximately $8,200 USD