Kamineni Venkateshwara Rao aka KV Rao was detained by Hyderabad police in a big scam involving drugs. He produced films like Sakar and has links with some big producers in Tollywood. Police sources said 20 kilos of Ephedrine, a chemical used in manufacture of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, was seized from him and his associates. The two persons had illegally procured the chemical and were looking out for customers to purchase it for higher rate. The chemical was seized from a Toyota Innova hired by the film producer.
The duo is being interrogated to find out from where it procured the chemical. Sources maintained that persons who wanted to purchase the chemical from the detained persons managed to give a slip to the police.
The regulated price of Ephedrine in the country is around Rs. 1,200 a kilo, but it can fetch lakhs of rupees in international market.