The Indian police have registered eight cases from India against people buying drugs illegally on the dark web utilizing the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. Along with this, another hoard of drugs has been seized worth Rs. Ninety lakhs, as the City police commissioner, Kamal Pant mentions.
As per the police, in the last week, they have conducted raids at eight different places in India, probably in the South where information on buying drugs have been received. Ten drug dealers were arrested that included a Nigerian national.
“Using darknet websites like Empire Market, Silk route, Drug Board and other banned websites, the accused were importing various kinds of drugs, including sedatives. by paying through Bitcoin,” Kamal Pant said in a press meet.
The police had revealed that following the investigation, the cops had found the accused receiving parcels in the form of gift packs that were delivered from abroad. One of the postal services, India Post, was also used to deliver the drugs.
“The CCB police along with Bengaluru Customs officials arrested the accused in a joint operation,” Pant added.
The alleged accused had been buying drugs and then selling drugs to various people, including the college students. The arrested accused had been identified to be:
- Amal Byju (Aged 20 Years)
- Karthik Gowda (Aged 24 Years)
- Mohammed Tuzari (Aged 25 Years)
- Nitin (Aged 24 Years)
- Phoenix D’Souza (Aged 24 Years)
- Ruman Humzamina (Aged 25 Years)
- Sanni O Innocenta (Aged 26 Years)
- Sarthak Arya (Aged 31 Years)
- Shon Shazi
- Venkata Varun (Aged 33 Years)
The Crime Branch police had seized 10 grams of cocaine, 12 grams of MDMA crystals, 180 ecstasy tablets, 386 MDMA (Molly) and 660 LSD papers. Along with this, the cops have also recovered three laptops, 12 cellphones, postal covers and two two-wheelers.
The CCB police had said that they had registered eight different cases at eight police stations in the city. The accused group have been booked under the Narcotic Drugs and the Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS Act).
Source: Deccan Herald
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