Hyderabad Police have arrested Shujath Ali Khan, a doctor by profession, who prepared and sold marijuana-infused chocolates.
These chocolate were labelled depending on how much marijuana was mixed. The cost ranged from Rs. 500 to Rs. 1,800 per piece.
A graduate of the local medical college in 2006, Shujath was previously employed by Nizamsagar Institute of Medical Sciences before opening up his own practice.
A special operations team of Rachakonda Police tracked the activities of the doctor for weeks before arresting him. He has been reportedly preparing such chocolates by mixing marijuana powder since last two years.
He named his chocolates as X, XX, XXX, 4X, 5X and 6X, depending on the concentration of marijuana. His clientele, mostly youth including women, were from from Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Pune and Vellore. They reason out to him on his Instagram account. The orders were delivered to the customers via postal services.
He used to make Rs 40,000 to Rs 60,000 a month through online sales.
The doctor was also employed by a local gym where he would advise people on the protein intake of the gym members.
Shujath was arrested with 45 marijuana chocolates along with a pack ready for delivery in Vellore, Tamil Nadu.
The hunger for quick money has made a noble profession like doctor turn into a devil.
Marijuana is classified as a schedule 1 drug in the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances in India Act 1985. Its sale, consumption, production and transportation is illegal in the country.