Three People Arrested in Delhi for Buying Marijuana on the Dark Web
Three people have been detained by the Delhi Police’s crime division for reportedly buying at least 1,873 grams of “imported marijuana” worth 35 lakhs on the dark web using bitcoins, according to police familiar with the case facts.
Three people have been arrested by the Delhi Police’s crime branch for allegedly purchasing at least 1,873 grams of “imported marijuana” worth 35 lakhs on the dark web using bitcoins, according to officers familiar with the case details.
“The shipment was placed on the dark web.
The transactional communication took place via an app, and the chat information were automatically destroyed after three days.
“Bitcoins were used to pay for the same,” a police officer familiar with the case facts stated.
The cost of the “imported marijuana” has been estimated at 35 lakh rupees by Delhi police.
“This marijuana is pricey, costing around $40,000 to $50,000 per ounce. The price for 28 grams is roughly 40-50 thousand dollars, according to the officer.
The location from where the marijuana was brought has yet to be revealed by the police. A police spokeswoman stated that further information would be released at a news conference later Wednesday afternoon.
The darknet is a platform for hidden networks that communicate through an encrypted channel, making it impossible for law authorities to monitor members. It has been widely employed in the smuggling of narcotics throughout the years.
This is the first time the darknet has been used to transport marijuana, according to Delhi police.
In Delhi, marijuana is one of the most regularly trafficked substances.
Over 600 kilograms of marijuana and roughly 60 kg of heroin were captured by the police last year.