The days of being a street peddler are almost over. Now, almost every other day, we come across cases of illegal and criminal activities being carried out either on social media or through the dark web. But it seems criminals have found a new way to find new customers.
Moving over Facebook, peddlers have started using Sanpchat to carry out drug deals. Recently, Yash Sunkara, a 19-year-old BBA student along with Agala Alumah, a Nigerian national and a Goa-based businessman, Abid Nazir, were nabbed by Hyderabad police on Tuesday, February 6 for selling LSD through Snapchat.
According to the reports published by The News Minute, the Task Force police of the Central Zone arrested and seized 75 stamps of LSD blots besides three packets of ganja, 30 grams of charas and one gram of heroin. Also, an SUV and four cell phones were also seized.
Through Snapchat, the accused would update his status on the social site and notify his friends and followers about the drugs he possessed. The police have registered a case against the accused under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and they have been sent to remand.
Task Force DCP P Radha Kishan Rao said,
“Whenever Yash used to visit Goa, he would update his status over ‘SnapChat’ application and notify to his friends about his visit to Goa to place orders… ‘A few days back, Yash asked Abid to bring huge quantities of LSD stamps and charas to Hyderabad, following which Abid and Agala reached here. They were waiting at Hyderguda to hand over the drugs to Yash when they were nabbed.”
Each LSD stamp was sold for Rs 2000 to Rs 3000, and the total estimate of seized material was worth Rs 3 lakh, ANI reported.