LSD Drug worth 5.7 Lakhs seized, 2 arrested

LSD drug pills worth 5.7 lakhs was seized by Chitwadgi police on Thursday. A case has been registered at the Chitwadgi Police station and two people Raghunath Kumar from Bangalore and Solomon from Hiriyur were arrested.

A Hyundai car, 2 mobile phones, and a cash sum of Rs 35,000 were also seized. An estimated total cost of seizure comes up to Rs 16 Lakhs.

What is LSD?
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), also known colloquially as acid, is a hallucinogenic drug. LSD does not appear to be addictive. Effects typically include altered thoughts, feelings, and awareness of one’s surroundings. Many users have visual or auditory hallucinations. Dilated pupils, increased blood pressure, and increased body temperature are typical. Effects typically begin within half an hour and can last for up to 20 hours. It is used mainly as a recreational drug or for spiritual reasons.

Is LSD legal in India?
No, Under the NDPS Act, it is illegal for a person to produce/manufacture/cultivate, possess, sell, purchase, transport, store, and/or consume any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance. The Act extends to the whole of India and it applies also to all Indian citizens outside India and to all persons on ships and aircraft registered in India.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) is the chief law enforcement and intelligence agency of India responsible for fighting drug trafficking and the abuse of illegal substances.

Punishment for possessing Drugs?
Anyone who contravenes the NDPS Act will face punishment based on the quantity of the banned substance.

  • Where the contravention involves a small quantity, with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to 6 months, or with fine which may extend to ₹10,000 or with both;
  • Where the contravention involves quantity lesser than commercial quantity but greater than small quantity, with rigorous imprisonment for a term which may extend to 10 years and with fine which may extend to ₹1 lakh;
  • Where the contravention involves commercial quantity, with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than 10 years but which may extend to 20 years and shall also be liable to fine which shall not be less than ₹1 lakh but which may extend to ₹2 lakh.

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