Drug bust: Around 250 students on peddler 'Kerala bro's' MDMA buyers list

The accused (right), who were nabbed based on a tip-off, apparently used to supply MDMA to fishermen as well and were into sales on a big scale. The list with details of students (left). Photo: Manorama Online.

Thrissur: A recent drug bust in Thrissur has revealed that students too are among the frequent buyers of banned drugs in Kerala.

Excise Department, which nabbed two prominent drug dealers in the state on Saturday, learned that the duo offered MDMA to 250 students.

The arrested are 'Kerala bro', aka Jinesh, and Kaipamangalam native Vishnu. About 15.2 grams of MDMA was also seized from them.

According to the Department, a list they carried detailing their "customers" also has the amount each had spent on the drug.

Apparently, many of them shell out as much as Rs 3,000. It is unclear if this amount is the price of each transaction or the amount the students spent each day.

Excise officials have begun efforts to trace the student customers.

Jinesh and Vishnu were nabbed based on a tip-off. The duo was engaged in the sale of drugs on a large scale, especially to fishermen.

They were using a special phone for this purpose. This has been seized along with the vehicle they used to supply the drugs.

Officials are certain that they can nab more people involved in the business in the coming days.

MDMA or methylenedioxymethamphetamine is commonly known as ecstasy or molly. It is a synthetic drug that acts as a stimulant and hallucinogen.
(To be updated)

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