India: Two Arrested for Distributing Darknet Drugs

04/23/2023Asia, Darknet News

Two local Mumbai distributors were detained after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) agents broke up a darknet-based drug distribution network.

The two accused are thought to be highly educated and accomplished darknet computing specialists.

They also had 60 grams (125 tablets) of MDMA, often known as Ecstasy, in their possession. The medicines were obtained through the darknet market and came from the Netherlands, according to the top anti-drug organization.

The NCB first learned about a Mumbai-based network that was engaged in trafficking expensive pharmaceuticals purchased through online marketplaces.

After the intelligence was further established, NCB began to investigate two individuals, N. Salvi and S. Shukla. They are accused of distributing MDMA in Mumbai and the surrounding areas.

Officials from the NCB also discovered that they intended to acquire drug shipments.

Since the Netherlands and other European nations are the primary sources of MDMA and other expensive drugs, considerable attention was paid to scrutinizing suspected trends, transactions, and packages headed for Mumbai, the agency official added.

On April 19, Mumbai authorities discovered a package containing 125 MDMA tablets.

The two suspects were discovered to be the primary recipients of the seized parcel, according to preliminary inquiry.

The two were apprehended as a result of further investigation, and following a brief interrogation, they admitted to their involvement in narcotics trafficking, according to an NCB official.

Incriminating information on access to the black market for drugs, purchases, and payments was gathered during the inquiry.

Under the relevant provisions of the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, the two accused have been taken into custody.