Indian Students Involved in Drug Trafficking Using Bitcoin, Arrested

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Two university students involved in a drug trafficking operation have been arrested after buying an LSD shipment worth over $100,000 using Bitcoin.

Five people have been arrested in Mumbai, India in connection with the seizure of an LSD shipment from the United States that has an estimated street value of about $107,800.

Two of the five suspects have been identified as Arbaz Khan and Chirag Jain, both students.

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The students and their three partners in crime, Farhan Khan, Admiya Modi, and Laxman Rajan apparently bought the drugs using Bitcoin.

They face drug trafficking charges according to the highly punitive Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and, if found guilty, they could each serve a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.

LSD was packaged in the form of Acid Stamps

Considered a party drug, the majority of LSD users are teenagers and college students.

The drug is a categorized as a Schedule I Controlled Substance alongside narcotics such as heroin and ecstasy (MDMA).

When consumed, it induces strong hallucinatory experiences and distorts the passage of time and the user’s surroundings.

Typically, the psychotropic drug comes as a liquid, tablet, gelatin square, or even a sugar cube.

The LSD shipment that was seized by law enforcement in Mumbai came in the form of small pieces of paper called “microdots.” The five suspected traffickers purportedly sourced the drugs from a friend of one of the suspects then paid for it in Bitcoin.

Indian police say the consignment of the odorless and tasteless party drug was transported from the United States via courier services.

This particular consignment consisted of 1,400 microdots, worth over $100,000, which was paid for in Bitcoin.

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The decentralized cryptocurrency has brought with it advantages for everyone, including the ever-popular online drug vendors.

Bitcoin has become a primary source of payment on the dark web and now at street level, as is the case with the recent LSD seizure.

Last year’s launch of India-based Unocoin’s API has no doubt made it easier for people in India to access Bitcoin.

As beneficial as these promises to be for commerce in India, it also comes with the shadow of increased criminal activity based on the fact that Bitcoin is largely unmitigated currency.

The anti-narcotics division of the Mumbai police department says that the LSD purchased overseas using Bitcoin would then be repackaged and resold in local markets within the City.

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Five people have been arrested in Mumbai, India in connection with the seizure of an LSD shipment from the United States that has an estimated street value of about $107,800.

Following the arrest of the five, the government spoke on the use of Bitcoin in India to conduct both legal and illegal transactions.

According to a spokesperson, the Reserve Bank of India does not recognize Bitcoin as a form of legitimate currency, meaning that anyone caught using it is liable to be charged with money laundering.

Bitcoin has also recently been viewed in a negative light after a politician hinted at Bitcoin being nothing more than a Ponzi scheme.

Previously, the cryptocurrency had experienced marked growth on account of the lack of regulation on its usage.

The government has insisted that Bitcoin has no mandate to operate as legal currency within the country and has warned everyone to transact using Bitcoin at their own peril.

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In light of this announcement, the five suspected drug smugglers could also face additional money laundering charges since it has been confirmed that the LSD consignment was purchased using Bitcoin.

Police inspector Sunil Mane of Mumbai’s anti-narcotics department suspects that the five could have been in operation for a long stint before their arrest.

This assumption is based on the scale of their operation which involves a significant amount of money in Bitcoin and the large consignment of drugs.

According to the police inspector, they apprehended the suspects after acting on a tip-off and ambushing the drug trafficking group on Link Road in Malad.

The group is suspected to be among the top suppliers of LSD in the region.

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18 COMMENTS

  1. I will try again. A “microdot” is a tiny pill form of acid, not the paper form. That is called “blotter acid” for obvious reasons. I would have thought Dark Web News would know better what with all the drug articles. Oh well, now you know.

  2. A microdot is the tiny “pill form”. Very small things about the width of a lighter flint. Acid on paper is called “blotter acid”. I would think the writers of dark web news would know the difference.

  3. See I believe we live in a world which now is more than grown up to take personal decisions of recreation type and time where and when with whom and why on its own individually. Fucking making a rule than a racket and then bust it like children playing cops and robbers like kinder garden. I pity those cops and bandits that what kind of game they are struck into. Whenever humanity has contrabanded one thing and prohibited it some people rebel and make a running illicit industry out of it. Then the wastage of time and money begins pursuing them detaining them feeding them accommodating them. For that you need a civil force to discipline the society called police. The very concept of Police is an idea of subduing one individual by the fellow civilian backed up by the government. The human is tend to naturally not like being looked upon as subjects of some sort of control.That leaves a dent in the very moral fabric of the mankind. Developed nation has a developed army and a very little need of Police or no Police at all. In my country Britishers brought the concept of Policing otherwise armies used to administer the small local issues and people had so much faith and sense of security that they used to go to Pilgrimages with no lock at all on their houses with all the money gold and jewellary in it. But now police demanding bullet proof cars and advanced urban warfare and crowd control tech. World changing fast…

  4. Eat a dick you none talking illiterate piece of shit maybe you need some of the lsd you losér bitch your probably the snitch..

  5. Don’t email me about law bust people big woooow lsd speed xtc cocaine newmonkey raves after dark 2 should be open again let use mental RAVER love life sted ……. use bunch low life black fucks pigs shout all rave down why cos you smelly black cunt give smackhead free drugs to them dirty smack heads aye and don’t do job right cos feed them low life rats drugs and them smackhead free hits bunch low life scumbags sadooo with fuck all eles good for them self them basterds need chopping up like dirty pedos cos you cops need hanging full time bunch low life scumbags. …. fuck the law am full time RAVER and sessoin trippy d north east dances loves take xtc make dance lsd make trip ya box’s off cocaine speed litghting rush fucking love it born bee full time mad basterd sessoin hard-core RAVER can’t knock new monkey wreackhed dance where fuck are ya xtc should kicking lips off oioioi rush off nappa ya mental ravers oh yes tripping in bubble oh where trouble everyone place rush ing in bubble can’t stop rave born to live to bee mental RAVER 5 words 0121 numbers don’t count words do fucking do one smelly back pig nogs fuck do one psml . Com

  6. Don’t email me about law bust people big woooow lsd speed xtc cocaine newmonkey raves after dark 2 should be open again let use mental RAVER love life sted ……. use bunch low life black fucks pigs shout all rave down why cos you smelly black cunt give smackhead free drugs to them dirty smack heads aye and don’t do job right cos feed them low life rats drugs and them smackhead free hits bunch low life scumbags sadooo with fuck all eles good for them self them basterds need chopping up like dirty pedos cos you cops need hanging full time bunch low life scumbags. …. fuck the law am full time RAVER and sessoin trippy d north east dances loves take xtc make dance lsd make trip ya box’s off cocaine speed litghting rush fucking love it born bee full time mad basterd sessoin hard-core RAVER can’t knock new monkey wreackhed dance where fuck are ya xtc should kicking lips off oioioi rush off nappa ya mental ravers oh yes tripping in bubble oh where trouble everyone place rush ing in bubble can’t stop rave born to live to bee mental RAVER 5 words 0121 numbers don’t count words do fucking do one smelly back pig nogs. Com

  7. I touched on it kinda.. a ‘tip-off’.. damn snitches do not deserve to live.

    but, yea, agreed that it is rather lacking in details. Like were all those confiscated dots went, can’t just let those go to waste.

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