Bengaluru: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) team of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Telangana arrested two people for selling psychotropic substances and other prescription drugs through the internet to the US, Australia and European countries. They seized drugs worth Rs 56 lakh.
Salim Pasha and Mohammed Suhail Ahmed were arrested on Wednesday under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act 1985, which prohibits a person to produce, manufacture, possess, sell, purchase, transport, store, and consume any narcotic drug or psychotropic substance.
The NCB team, with the help of Bengaluru police, raided a clandestine unregistered call centre at Thanisandra in Bengaluru on Tuesday midnight from where the illicit internet pharmacy business was being run. The accused with the help of call centre managed their clients abroad and took orders.
During the raid on the call centre, the team found psychotropic substances such as Alprazolam (4235 tablets), Amphetamine (430 tablets), Diazepam (54 tablets), Clonazepam (133 tablets), Lorazepam (90 tablets), Phentermine (40 tablets), Zolpidem Tartrate (83 tablets), Oxycodone (10 tablets) and Butalbital (280 tablets). A large number of Sidigra, Zenegra, Aurogra, Ceniforce, Tadalafil, Vidalista, Carisoprodol, Sibutril, Viletra, and Tramazac tablets were also seized from the call centre.
“Some of these drugs are variants of Viagra. The value of the psychotropic drugs seized in the illicit market is nearly Rs 16 lakh and of other drugs seized is about Rs 40 lakh,” an NCB team member said.