Hyderabad: The Balapur police arrested two Myanmar nationals on charges of peddling drugs at the Royal Colony in Balapur here on Friday.
The arrested persons were identified as Abibus Rahman (21), a centering worker and Mohammed Rahim (20), a hotel worker.
Following a tip-off that locals were in possession of drugs, a police team raided the premises and nabbed the duo. They were found to be in possession of tablets containing narcotic substances, called ‘Ya ba’, a methamphetamine based drug, which they were trying to sell in the locality.
“We found cherry red colour drug tablets packed in polythene covers from their pockets. Using a drug identification kit from the Clues team we confirmed the tablets contained narcotic drug substance,” police said.
Police said investigation revealed that the duo procured the drug from one Saleem, a native of Mayanmar who used to supply the drugs to them through courier. They bought each tablet for Rs 50 and sold the same for Rs 300 to customers here. Last week, the duo procured seven packets each containing 190 tablets from Saleem for Rs 66,500 and were trying to sell these.
The police seized the drugs, Rs 26,000, cell phones and other material from them. They were produced before court and remanded in judicial custody.