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Bengaluru NCB detains 27 people all over India, including an Iranian national, for drug smuggling and selling

The Narcotics Control Bureau detained 27 persons in several states, including an Iranian national, for smuggling and peddling illegal drugs valued at about Rs 15 lakh. In combination with this, authorities seized a variety of substances, including LSD, cocaine, hashish, psilocybin mushrooms, and so on.

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Bengaluru: The Narcotics Control Bureau detained 27 persons in several states, including an Iranian national, for smuggling and peddling illegal drugs valued at about Rs 15 lakh. In combination with this, authorities seized a variety of substances, including LSD, cocaine, hashish, psilocybin mushrooms, and so on.

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The NCB Bangalore conducted controlled delivery operations and was successful in apprehending both the recipient and those responsible for the narcotics’ financing, transportation, and distribution, according to a press release.

The NCB stated that “a consistent modus operandi being employed in all these cases is that the drugs were booked through darknet markets and in some closed Telegram and WhatsApp groups.”

“The payments were made online using various payment methods, including cryptocurrencies.” The arrested culprits are in the 20- to 25-year age group, and most of them are either students or software professionals. All the guilty parties are well educated and come from multiple cities, such as Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi, etc. They are well-established in Bengaluru and are pursuing higher education to get jobs in well-known firms, as per a press release.

However, in one of the cases, a drug operation was taking place in Siliguri, West Bengal, and they were distributing drugs with the help of a local courier company to different places all over the country, said the press release.

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Along with an Iranian national, suspects were apprehended in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Tamil Nadu, Hyderabad, Mizoram, Haryana, Delhi, Kolkata, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh.

 

 

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