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International Drugs Syndicate With Links To US, UK Busted In Mumbai, 2 Arrested


With the arrest of two accused, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) claimed to have busted an international drug trafficking syndicate with links to many countries including the USA and seized a large number of contrabands, the agency informed in a statement.

A total of 1.403 kgs MDMA (2917 tablets), 1.840 kgs Hydroponic Weed and 0.26 gms LSD (24 blots) were seized in three operations in Mumbai, the NCB said in the statement on Friday.

"Two people have been arrested while the other is already arrested by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence. The role of another person on bail in a Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act is being investigated," it said.

As per the NCB officials, the drugs were smuggled into Mumbai from countries- the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.

During the investigation of all the cases, particular patterns of parcel movement finally destined for Pune were noticed, it said.

The statement added that with the assistance of the Customs Mumbai department, the NCB sleuths sort out the suspected parcels.

"Further in-depth investigation pertaining to usage of dark web and cryptocurrency is being investigated to trace out remaining associates and other assets evolved from drug money is being done," the statement further added.

In the first case on May 23, a suspected parcel sourced from the UK to Pune was tracked and intercepted at Foreign Post Office (FPO), Mumbai. When the parcel was opened 100 numbers of blue-coloured MDMA tablets and 24 numbers of LSD blot papers were recovered which were carefully concealed inside the black-coloured portable audio system.

After extensive investigation, one person was identified by sleuths of NCB as S Kasjyap. During the preliminary probe, it came to the fore that the accused was procuring drugs from his foreign-based handler in exchange for commission and was also involved in sales in the Pune area, as per the NCB statement.

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