Indian Anti-Drugs Agency Exposes Illegal Internet Pharmacy Racket, Arrests Kingpin

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The Narcotics Control Bureau combats drug trafficking and the use of illegal substances under the provisions of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. It coordinates with state governments and other departments to implement India’s international obligations with regard to drug trafficking.
The Indian anti-drugs agency on Sunday announced it had exposed an illegal internet pharmacy that shipped drugs to the US and other countries. It has also arrested the main suspect.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) said in a statement that a man based out of Hyderabad, capital city of the Indian state of Telangana, has been arrested and INR 37.1 million ($ 482,100) cash has been seized from the pharmacy, located in the Domalguda area of the capital city.
The pharmacy has been identified as JR Infinity Pvt. Ltd.

In an official statement, NCB Deputy Director General Sanjay Kumar Singh said: "Employees of JR Infinity used to contact customers in the USA and other countries over email and VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) calls and offer various pharma drugs, including those covered under the NDPS (narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances) Act, for recreational use to them."

"Once customers agreed upon the product and price, the employees collected the details of the customers like name, shipping address, email id etc. and shared payment links with them," he added.
Multiple payment methods like account transfer, credit card, PayPal, bitcoins etc. were offered to the consumers, the statement said.
The pharmacy used to illicitly divert and dispatch pharma drugs to the consumers in the US and other countries after the payment was confirmed.
Singh also said in the statement that it has been found out by the agency that the accused had carried out more than 1,000 illegal diversions and shipments of drugs from India to the US and within the US too.
The psychotropic tablets that were trafficked included Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Alprazolam, Diazepam, Lorazepam, Clonazepam, Zolpidem, Tramadol etc.
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