Dutchman arrested in India on drugs charges

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A 33-year-old Dutchman has been arrested in India and charged with dealing in drugs, local media said on Thursday.

The man, named in the Indian press as Mike Kamminga, an IT specialist from Rotterdam, was picked up with 2.6 grammes of DMT (Dimethyltryptamine), a psychedelic substance, in his possession, the Times of India reported. Above two grammes is considered to be a commercial quantity, the paper said.

According to The Hindi, Kamminga is believed to be an important link in a website allowing people from Hyderabad to order drugs online which are then delivered to them using a courier company. The man is said to have made four trips to India in the recent past.

‘He is an important catch for us. He was picked up late last night and being sent to the court,’ prosecutions director Akun Sabharwal told a press conference, the paper said.

The Times of India said Kamminga’s name came up as a potential supplier in an investigation into drug use in the local Hyderabad IT industry.

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