The Kurnool Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB) arrested 10 people on Saturday and confiscated 17 kg of ganja, 11 lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) blots, eight cell phones and a scale.
Additional Superintendent of Police, Gauthami Sali, told media representatives here on Saturday that the defendants had been arrested for possessing and transporting the banned drugs, all of which were worth £ 4.5 lakh in the market. The LSD, a total of 22 milligrams, consisted of postage stamps worth £ 27,500.
Police said the defendants were caught when they returned with the materials from Giddalur, Prakasam District and Tuni, East Godavari after ordering online.
Those arrested were identified as K. Joseph (24), Beemineni Bharat Chandra (24) (both from Guntur), Bunedri Agnimitra (26); Chakali Dastagiri (21), Shaik Mohammed Suhail (30), Shaik Shaheed Basha (21), Zaheer Ali Khan (24), Shaik Hameed Basha (22), Shaik Firoze Basha (24) and Mohammed Waseem (33).
According to the police, the defendant is said to have bought the drugs with bitcoins from unidentified groups on social media platforms. They then sold Ganja in small quantities for 20g in the Kurnool district for £ 500.