A 32-year-old man has been arrested with 1.2 kilograms of hashish and other drugs that he would supply to “rave parties” at south Delhi farmhouses, police said on Tuesday.
Ram Gopal Naik, deputy commissioner of police (crime branch), pegged the worth of the recovered hashish (produced from cannabis) at ₹25 lakh in the international market, and the other drugs at R 15,000. In India, hashish sells for anywhere between ₹2 lakh and 8 lakh a kilo, depending on the quality, location and demand, said another investigator.
Identifying the arrested man as Karan Khanna, the DCP said that the suspect had taken two farmhouses on rent, in Fatehpur Beri and Mehrauli, to host the alleged rave parties.
Khanna was arrested near Tivoli Garden in Mehrauli on Monday after the police received a tip-off that he would be arriving in the neighbourhood. Apart from the hashish, police said they recovered 500 milligrams of hashish oil and 1 gram of imported California weed from him.