NASA scientist, bizman held for drug peddling

NASA scientist, bizman held for drug peddling
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In yet another catch, prohibition and excise officials on Wednesday arrested two drug peddlers. While one of them is said to be a former NASA scientist, the other is from a rich family in the city that is into steel business.

Hyderabad: In yet another catch, prohibition and excise officials on Wednesday arrested two drug peddlers. While one of them is said to be a former NASA scientist, the other is from a rich family in the city that is into steel business.

The arrested persons were identified as Dundoo Anish, an aerospace engineer from the US and his friend Ritul Agarwal of Somajiguda. Excise officials seized 16 units of LSD from them. During questioning, it has come to light that Anish had accessed dark web at least eight times and ordered different quantities of cocaine, LSD and MDMA. According to the excise officials, Anish is a US citizen and studied in Doon School, Dehradun.

He worked as a collision analyst for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center between 2008 and 2009. Based on the information given by him, excise officials arrested Ritul, a BBA graduate from the ICFAI. Currently, he is looking after the steel business his family owns.

The duo used to order narcotic substances through dark web and paid through Bitcoins and Crypto currency. The drugs delivered to them by courier bear Netherland markings, officials said. The two high profile drug peddlers are believed to have widespread network of drug abusers in view of their educational and financial backgrounds. They are being questioned to ascertain more information, officials said.

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