PUNE, Mar 4: Two hundred and fifty-one youth, including 27 girls were arrested for taking drugs worth Rs 5 lakh at a party in a hotel in Khanapur, near here, early on Sunday.
It is believed that the cost of the drugs seized can range up to Rs 3 crore.
Acting on a tip-off, about 30 constables including 10 plainclothes women cops, joined the party and raided the premises.
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They arrested college girls and boys who had come from different parts of the country. There were some local students as well. The participants flew down especially for the party, Rural Superintendent of Police Vishwas Nangre Patil told reporters.
The possibility of an international drug syndicate cannot be ruled out, as there were some foreigners present, while an Irish national, who has been identified, went absconding. There is a red corner notice against this person, Patil said, adding that the advertisement for the rave party was on isratrance.com and publicized at the orkut.com social networking web site.
Police seized 10 gm of charas, 2.5 kg ganja, mobiles, 57 bottles of California Drop, a type of drug, beer cans, 45 four-wheelers and 29 two-wheelers, Patil said.