Lucknow, Sep 20: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested a person from here and seized 2.7 kg of bud (curated marijuana) concealed in an air compressor machine at Delhi.
The consignor is based in the US and a few earlier seizures made by NCB had the same origin which alerted the NCB team.
The payment for the consignment was made through bitcoins and came into contact through Instagram ID of the consignor.
According to the NCB press statement, the parcel was sent to India from the US on August 31.
A detailed investigation into the case with the help of digital analysis led NCB team to the consignee C. Gidwani, a Lucknow resident, who accepted his involvement in the case on September 18.
The necessary digital evidence was also seized. He admitted that he used to import such parcels on a regular basis for last one and a half years for himself and further distribution to his friends.
He used to order the drugs from the US through Instagram or Wickr and the payments were made through bitcoins.
The accused also revealed that he used to get ‘charas’ and ‘marijuana’ from Delhi and Bangalore-based suppliers. Further investigations into the backward and forward linkages were underway.