Bengaluru, Aug 29: The Bengaluru Police are on the verge of establishing a direct link between the South American drug market and the rave parties that take place in the city. The arrest of one Islmail from South America has revealed that he was bringing in drugs from South America and supplying it at the rave parties that take place in Bengaluru.
Ismail was apprehended late last night by the Custom officials at the Bengaluru International Airport with 3 kilograms of drugs. He has been handed over to the police who are questioning him.
The rave link
Ismail had 3 kilograms of narcotics on him which was to be supplied for a major rave party that was to take place this weekend. The drugs were neatly packed into the lining in his suitcase and he had managed to pass through several check points, but was apprehended in Bengaluru.
Ismail has said that he was supplying the drugs to rave parties to be held in Bengaluru. There are several dealers in the city who have high demand for cocaine and ketamine which are supplied in large numbers at rave parties.
Sources say that rave parties take place every weekend in remote areas and the police have been cracking down on them each time they have information.
Ismail has informed the police about his contact in the city. He brings down the drugs and hands it over to his contact as and when the need arises, Ismail also tells the police.
It has been found that there is a high demand for drugs in the city and most of the supplies are sent to those organizing the rave parties.
Raves are often held in remote areas in the outskirts of the city. Whitefield is one major destination for rave parties.
Recently the police had also busted a rave party on Magadi Road. The party was being held at a Dhaba and 30 persons were arrested and booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act of 1985.
During the raid on the rave party, the police had seized a huge quantity of Ketamine, opium, hashish and marijuana.