Mumbai Cyber cell tracking drugs selling on ‘Dark Web’

Mumbai : In the era of online marketing, even drugs are being sold online, say media reports. The so-called Dark Web is the new place to buy drugs from global sources. In this connection, the Mumbai Cyber cell has started collecting information from the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB).

The initiative was launched with a view to check the sale of drugs over Dark Web in India. To be noted that the ‘Dark Web’ is the World Wide Web (WWW) content that exists on the Internet but requires specific software, configurations or authorisation to be accessed.

According to the media reports, the online marketing of drugs through the Dark Web came to fore during the interrogation of a few youths who bought LSD dots from websites on Dark Web. The payments on these websites are done via cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

While talking about the same to a leading daily, the cyber police officials informed that many high-end expensive party drugs are being ordered directly via the Dark Web, eliminating the peddler as the middleman. However, these drugs are ordered from international markets, and such websites can be accessed only via a few secret search engines. These drugs are brought to India from Holland, the United States, and Western Europe. These deals are then finalised after paying in cryptocurrency, the news daily reported.