Two held for purchasing illegal drugs online
New Delhi: Crime Branch of Delhi Police on Monday said that they have arrested two men who were involved in procuring illegal drugs online. Police claimed that they have taken up the matter with Narcotics Control Bureau and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) to ensure that such transactions are curbed and stopped.
According to police, the accused identified as Kamal Kalra, a DJ, usually goes to rave parties and used to play music there. He met the co-accused Mahesh Goyal in a rave party and started procuring Ecstasy and MDMA from him and further supplying in rave parties.
Police claimed that the other accused Mahesh Goyal while attending a rave party held in Chennai, he came to know that drugs like Ecstasy and MDMA could be obtained online through apps operating in the deep net hosting browser. After returning from rave party, he tried this process through internet and was able to receive these drugs by post after making payment with the help of 'Bitcoins'. He further sold these drugs to Kamal Kalra for supplying in it rave parties.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime) Rajesh Deo stated that Kamal was arrested from Sector-13 Rohini. During interrogation, he disclosed that he had procured the contraband from one person to whom he was connected with a mobile phone who used to call himself with various names. The suspect mobile phone call details were analyzed and later one Mahesh Goyal was tracked as the supplier of the drugs. On the instance of accused, Goyal was arrested from Dwarka.
DCP further claimed that during interrogation, the accused persons disclosed that while he was staying in Chennai, he had attended a party in friend circle where he had consumed ECSTASY for the first time and came to know further that such drugs could be obtained online. The interrogation revealed that in the 'Deep Net' there are sites where the drugs are available, further the payments are being received in 'Bitcoins'. On payment of Indian rupees, the equivalent amount of 'Bitcoin' is provided to the Deep Net marketplaces through which payments can be made to procure drugs.