Kerala police have named two Nigerian nationals as accused in the Vagamon drug bust case. This has taken the total number of accused to 11.
Reportedly, on receiving information that the duo had supplied drugs from Bengaluru to the party in Vagamon, Idukki on December 20, Crime Branch officials booked the Nigerian nationals. The crime branch is investigating the matter in detail.
Earlier, the Idukki police had arrested nine people including a woman and sixty people were detained in a rave party bust at the Cliff Inn Resort at Vagamon. Some of the arrested have approached courts seeking bail.
According to reports, nine people had organised the party. They used social media to invite people to the party.
The resort belongs to Shaji Kuttikkadan, a former Communist Party of India (CPI) Panchayat president. “I had received online bookings for only two rooms. But around 6.30 pm, more people started arriving in these rooms. Seeing this, I objected and told them that I will call the Vagamon police,” Shaji told a news channel last year.
“The guest asked me to show some consideration as they have come from far off places. They told me that three of them are celebrating their birthdays and will not create any nuisance,” he said, adding that he had argued with the guests regarding parking of many vehicles in the resort’s compound as it is against the law. When asked about the drugs used at the party, Shaji said: “I was not aware of any drug consumption at the party.”
Late on December 20, Kerala police and Idukki’s narcotic cell detained over 60 people after conducting a raid on a rave party at the resort. Reportedly, out of the 60 people, 25 are women.
Following a tip-off, the Idukki Superintendent of Police (SP) assembled a team of 100 officers including several women officers. During the raid, police seized large amounts of banned drugs such as MDMA, Hashish, LSDs, heroin, ganja, among others. Some reports suggest that among the several detained, some are associated with the film and television industry and a few are Bengaluru-based IT techies.