City task force police arrested four drug peddlers and recovered 2.5 grams of methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (MDMA) powder, 61 bolts of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), six ganja packets and Rs 9,500 in cash from them. The recovered drugs are worth Rs.1.1 lakh.
The arrested were identified as Manukonda Satyanarayana alias Sattipandu (26), Majji Ajay Kumar (24), Kandhi Ravikumar (22) and Kethi Manoj Swaroop (24). The police said Satyanarayana, who is a resident of Seethampeta area, was arrested in April 2019 for supplying drugs to a rave party held near Rushikonda Beach.
The police said Satyanarayana, who got addicted to drugs, started procuring ganja from Visakha Agency and drugs from Bengaluru and Goa. He was selling the drugs at a high price with the help of his friend Ajay Kumar.