Mangaluru: What so funny is that, when Robin Roy Menezes, aged 21, living in a apartment at Kadri Kambla road was busted by city cops for possessing a LSD (Lysergic Cocaine) sheet measuring 10×10″ worth Rs 10 lakhs, he was wearing a green colored T-shirt which had a saying, “I’ve Learned So Much From My Mistakes, I’m Thinking Of Making A Few More”– and I guess that adding to his past mistakes he did make one more big mistake by dealing drugs. I hope that Roy would at least now change his behavior after making this biggest and terrible mistake in his life.
According to Kadri Police personnel, based on a tip-off a police team from Kadri East Police station under the supervision of Reserve Police Inspector Raghavendra and Police Inspector TD Nagaraj raided an apartment on Kadri Kambla Rd in the city, and apprehended Robin Roy Menezes, who at the time of arrest had with him a sheet of LSD, which has a market value of over Rs 10 lakhs. Police also revealed that Menezes used to often travel to Kerala, Goa and Bengaluru to supply drugs to college students and other youngsters, and also to various pubs, and he has been in this drug trade for the last one-and-a-half years.
It is also learnt that Robin was getting the drugs from a Austrian friend, and although he was studying German in a institute in Bengaluru, Robin made frequent visits to Mangaluru and other cities to carry out the illegal trade. About LSD is that, it is smeared on a paper, dried, and cut into small bits and then sold to the buyers- the price for each bit of paper will cost around Rs 1000-1500. Most of LSD users are college students, and youth- and the place where LSD is sold most are pubs/bars.
Police have also got leads about the person in Goa who has been supplying drugs to Robin, and they are further investigating the case. A case has also been registered against the culprit.
About Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD):
Abbreviated LSD or LSD-25, also known as lysergide (INN) and colloquially as acid, is a psychedelic drug of the ergoline family, well known for its psychological effects, which can include altered thinking processes, closed- and open-eye visuals, synesthesia, an altered sense of time and spiritual experiences, as well as for its key role in 1960s counterculture. It is used mainly as an entheogen and recreational drug. LSD is non-addictive. However, acute adverse psychiatric reactions such as anxiety, paranoia, and delusions are possible.
Mangaluru: Psychotropic Drug LSD Worth Rs 10 Lakh Seized – Young Man Arrested
Mangaluru: On receiving a reliable tip-off, a team of police led by inspector Raghavendra of the reserve police and Kadri police inspector T D Nagaraj raided an apartment complex on Kadri Kambala road in the city on Monday.
Lysergic acid diethylamide, a psychotropic substance briefly and commonly known as LSD, coated on an A4-sized soft paper, was found in an apartment. Robin Roy Menezes (21) possessed it.
This is said to be available only abroad and he has confessed to having obtained from a friend in Austria. The stuff is so expensive that only the very affluent could afford it, the police said. The substance coated on the paper was expected to fetch Rs 10 lakh in illegal trade. He is said to have been planning to peddle it to the younger generation.