Hyderabad, Aug 06: The Hyderabad Police has arrested a techie who kept making public Facebook posts about drugs like molly and marijuana that he was selling.
Investigators earlier this week, nabbed Koustav Biswas, a native of Kolkata, and his associate, Syed Adil, after they were caught red-handed selling cocaine near Sarojini Devi Hospital in the city's Humayunnagar area.
Officials seized 15 grams of cocaine, 80 grams of dry ganja and two phones from their possession.
One look at the main accused's Facebook profile left investigators perplexed as he made no attempt to be discreet, publicly posting about the drugs he was selling.
Besides posting multiple photos of him smoking cannabis on Facebook, Koustav also openly advertised that he was selling 'Molly', a street name for Methylene dioxymethamphetamine (MDMA).He also posted photos of himself, consuming blots of Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD).
Excise Inspector of District Task Force, Hyderabad K. Karuna said, "We caught them based on a tip-off and it was only later that we saw his Facebook posts. Because of this, we could confirm that he was a regular offender."
Investigators said that Koustav was a heavy drug user himself, before he started peddling it to others. He also said this was the first time that they have encountered such a case, as the accused was posting publicly on social media, with no fear of the repercussions.
"The accused said that the drugs were being supplied to him from a known acquaintance based in Pune, who was a former employee of the same company, where he was presently working. Efforts are on to trace him," Karuna added.
She also said that the duo have been booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, 1985 and sent to judicial remand.