Recently, Ahmedabad cyber cops busted a drug racket that was ordered through parcels from abroad. As part of the investigation, the cybercrime team has now picked up a Russian person involved in the crime. Shocking details have also come to light that this foreigner was living in India for the last three years by creating a false identity with the help of bogus documents and was doing business by ordering parcels of narcotics.
The probe team found the accused, Isam was currently in Manali, Himachal Pradesh. Sources said the actual name of this person is Kolesnikov Vasilii.
What documents were seized?
Police said he was staying in India even after his visa expired. He used to stay at different places in India by different names. India’s Aadhaar card and e-Visa (Electronic Travel Authorisation) in different names with his own photo were recovered from his possession. A separate case has been registered at the Cyber Crime Branch regarding the use of false documents, which is currently under investigation.
He completed his engineering studies in Russia in 2011. After coming to India on a tourist visa, he has been living in the country illegally since 2020. A complaint was also registered against him in 2021 with Worli Police in Mumbai regarding photography and unauthorised entry into the restricted area.
Ordering parcels to Surat address
In a conversation with Vibes of India about this, ACP of Cybercrime Jitu Yadav said, “Fake documents were seized from the Russian national. A case has been registered against him. He is involved in the crime that was filed on September 29. Out of the 20 parcels of drugs seized, one parcel was to be delivered to Surat in his name. We checked in Surat and found that he had taken parcels like this before and stayed there. This is his business. And he would go to any city in India and get the parcel. Since 2020, he has been dealing in drugs in India.”
What was the matter?
On September 29, a new modus operandi of smuggling drugs was exposed in Ahmedabad, in which drugs were smuggled into toys and books from countries like America and Canada using the dark web and social media. Ahmedabad cyber crime police busted an international drugs racket in which the conspiracy of sending drugs to India from abroad was revealed.
Police recovered 2.31 grams of cocaine worth Rs 2.31 lakh and 6 kg of cannabis worth Rs 46 lakh. Drugs were sent from America, Canada and Phuket by courier. Drugs were soaked in book pages. Later, the delivered pages were cut into small pieces and drugs were prepared.