NCB seize Rs. 3.71 cr from Hyd-based JR Infinity running illegal internet pharmacy

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) searched the house and offices of the person who runs JR Infinity Private Limited, an internet pharmacy located at Domalguda in Hyderabad, and seized Rs. 3.71 crore in cash which was the proceeds of drug trafficking.

By Sumit Jha  Published on  8 May 2022 8:12 AM GMT
NCB seize Rs. 3.71 cr from Hyd-based JR Infinity running illegal internet pharmacy

Hyderabad: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) searched the house and offices of the person who runs JR Infinity Private Limited, an internet pharmacy located at Domalguda in Hyderabad, and seized Rs. 3.71 crore in cash which was the proceeds of drug trafficking.

Sanjay Kumar Singh, the deputy director-general (operation), NCB, said, "A specific input was received by NCB regarding the involvement of Indian nationals in operating an internet pharmacy that diverts and supplies psychotropic medicines for recreational use to the USA and other countries. Based on this information, the house and office premises of the kingpin of the internet pharmacy group located in Hyderabad city were searched by the Hyderabad sub-zone of NCB. It was revealed that the accused was running an internet pharmacy in the name of JR Infinity Private Limited located at Domalguda, Hyderabad."

While searching the house of the accused, Ashish Jain, Rs. 3.71 crore cash was seized. Further, several laptops, mobile phones, and other electronic gadgets that were used to operate the illegal internet pharmacy were also seized. Based on the material evidence and cash seized, a case has been registered by NCB Hyderabad. The kingpin who was operating the internet pharmacy has also been arrested.

International racket
The investigation revealed that the employees of JR Infinity used to contact customers in the USA and other countries over email and VoIP calls and offer various pharma drugs, including those covered under NDPS Act, for recreational use. Once customers agreed upon the product and price, the employees collected the details of the customers like name, shipping address, email id, and shared the payment links with them.

Based on the preference of the customer, multiple payment methods were offered by JR infinity like account transfer, credit card, Paypal, Bitcoin, etc. On confirmation of the payment by the customer, JR Infinity used to illicitly divert and dispatch pharma drugs to the customers in the USA and other countries.

The investigation also revealed that the prime suspect is an important player in an international pharma drug trafficking network. In the last two years, he has carried out more than 1,000 illicit diversions and shipments of drugs from India to the USA and within the USA.

The psychotropic tablets that were trafficked by the accused to his international customers are Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Alprazolam, Diazepam, Lorazepam, Clonazepam, Zolpidem, Tramadol, etc. Further investigation, including an investigation into digital evidence, is underway and more evidence of operations, including the source of the drugs and accomplices of the prime accused in India and abroad, are expected to be unearthed.

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