New Delhi: The drug which we saw in the movie 'The Wolf of Wall Street', in which the character played by Leonardo Di Caprio in one of the scenes totally damages his car while driving home in a drug-induced haze. The drug known as, methaqu alone, is now within the reach of Delhi University students, said cops.
According to the report in The Times of India, the initial test results of a substance confiscated by the police, and interrogation of its alleged buyers, indicates that the drug is methaqu alone, also known as quaa ludes or ludes.
This drug is originally made as a sedative but widely abused in the 1970s as a party drug when mixed with alcohol.
The newspaper further reported, the disclosure about it had made cops worried as it indicates the entry of another new drug in the capital. The previous rage was Meow Meow, whose effects were gruesome. The 'Meow Meow' drug had found its way into the city in 2015.
About 122 grams of the substance had been seized by the police during the arrest of an African national, who was being tracked as part of operations to curb supply of drugs, DCP (north) Madhur Verma said.
"The arrested man has been identified as Femi Elihja.He said that he was supplying drugs to party goers and students of Delhi University at north and south campuses. It was a tip off from a former drug addict," Verma added. The drug takes the user from a "relaxed trip to deep euphoria".
The price of the drug may vary between Rs 8,000 to 15000 per gram depending upon the customer's profile.
Femi has confessed that he had come to Inderlok to provide 10 grams of cocaine to one of the contacts. After delivering the substance to one of the contacts, he had planned to go to the university to sell the remaining stuff.
The racket was spread across India, police said. Femi used to exchange information about availability of drug through an associate code-named Kelvin, who is based somewhere in Africa. Kelvin sent drugs with the help of his other associate identified as John, who shuttled between Mumbai and Goa.
"John also supplied Meow Meow, cocaine and LSD through courier parcels, hiding these items in food supplements such as Mass Tech, Creative Fuel etc. This way, they were able to dodge security at the airport.
Police have seized boxes of these food supplements from the accused. A team led by inspector Shaildra Tomar is leading the probe," DCP Verma added.
Femi asserted that when in 2011 he came to India he lost his passport here. Initially he used to sell wigs and hair used in women's parlour to earn money.
After some time, he dive into drugs supply in Delhi and became an illegal resident. Femi also revealed that he and his gang-members sold the drug to new users as "coke shots".