NCB drug chase: Syndicate of Udupi students busted; Rs 10 lakh worth contraband seized
The Narcotics Control Bureau in Bengaluru has managed to bust an alleged syndicate involving college students and arrested four persons. During the raid, contraband worth Rs 10 lakh was seized from the accused.
The NCB's Bengaluru wing arrested four persons and seized contraband worth Rs 10 lakh. The drugs were allegedly purchased through darknet using crypto currency by mastermind Fahim.
As per the report, 750 MDMA tablets measuring 142gm were seized.
Arrested persons are Fahil, Pramodh K, A Hashir and SS Shetty, who have a network of students in prominent colleges across Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
“The accused are students from Udupi. Fahim had started purchasing cryptocurrency to buy drugs on the darknet. He has delivered illegal drugs to various locations in India. He has sold drugs to students from various colleges affiliated to Manipal University, NMAMIT in Udupi, clubs in the district and SRM University in Chennai,” Amit Ghawate, NCB, Bengaluru Zonal Director was quoted as saying.
The police were expecting movement of drugs after receiving inputs from sources. Officials first seized the parcel which had arrived from the Netherlands. The parcel had no mention of consignee. This raised doubts and the officials arrested the four on September 24 and grilled them.
As per reports, accused Fahim has delivered illegal drugs to various locations in India, and students of top colleges are under the NCB scanner.