Gurgaon rave party: Cops hunt for elusive supplier
According to them, in order to track the drug source they first have to establish the identity of the party organiser and question the owner of the farmhouse, identified as one Ashok Tiwari, in which several such parties have reportedly been organised.
The police haven’t been able to get hold of Tiwari yet. And as far as the organiser of the party is concerned, the police have zeroed in an individual named Abhishek, but he is yet to be tracked.
According to a source in the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), which tipped off the Gurgaon Police about the December 25 rave party and conducted a joint raid, it is going to be quite a challenge to track the sources of the narcotic substances recovered from the party.
“It is because the drugs found there include LSD (in both paper and crystalline form), crystallised methamphetamine, cocaine, hashish and ganja. They all have different channels of trade and so the main sources will be different for all,” said a senior NCB official seeking anonymity. LSD soaked in stamp papers are usually networked from some of the European nations. In fact, the Special Cell of Delhi Police had recently nabbed LSD carriers in two separate cases. “But crystalline LSD is considered out of trade. It was quite surprising to have recovered that from the rave party,” said the official.
He further said: “Crystallised methamphetamine (also called methedrine or meth) has a pattern of trade in India. Pseudo-ephedrine (used in anti-allergens and sedatives) are largely siphoned off from pharmaceutical firms, mostly operating from parts of Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, and brought to Delhi. From Delhi it is sent to the North Eastern states and from there to Myanmar.”
Myanmar has several meth labs, where pseudo-ephedrine tablets are converted into meth tablets and then crystallised. After that it is sent back to Delhi through the North Eastern states. “So there are good chances that the meth supplier was from Delhi,” said the official. Cocaine comes from South American countries by air (wrapped in carbon paper to smoothly pass through scanners) and carriers have often landed in traps laid both by the police and NCB.