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Tollywood producer in drug racket

Tollywood producer in drug racket

Tollywood film producer KV Rao of “Dadar Express” fame and his associate were arrested by the Madhapur police of Cyberabad on Sunday in connection with a drugs racket being operated from Hyderabad.

Police sources said 20 kgs of Ephedrine, a chemical used in manufacture of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, was seized from a four-wheeler hired by the film producer. They were looking out for customers to purchase it for a higher rate.

The regulated price of Ephedrine in the country is around Rs. 1,200 per kg, but it can fetch a fortune in the international market.

This chemical is used as a major component in preparing banned drugs like Ecstasy and Ice that are consumed in rave parties worldwide.

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