MP Police Bust Drug Dealers Selling Marijuana on Amazon

Marijuana on Amazon

Marijuana on Amazon

The Madhya Pradesh Police have identified the role of e-commerce giant platform, Amazon in the sale of marijuana after two people were arrested from Bhind district for transporting narcotics drugs to people across different districts of the state. 

The matter was highlighted after a tip off by Bhind Police after they raided Govind Dhaba on the Bhind-Gwalior highway on November 13. 20 kgs of marijuana was confiscated and plastic bags are found to be used for selling and packaging Amazon products. The people identified with links in this drug business were Suraj Pawaiya alias Kallu, and Brijendra Singh Tomar alias Pintu, the owner of the dhaba.

From news platforms like the Indian Express Bhind SP Manoj Singh had reported that Pawaiya, a repeated offender, was regularly checked upon for a specific input. After suspicion, the dhaba was raided and the two got arrested eventually. During investigation, police discovered Pawiaya to have registered a company Babu Tex based in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Babu Tex had been remarked as a company dealing in furniture and allowed Pawaiya to generate a seller ID on Amazon, using which he granted marijuana to people across the state, police said.

Pawaiya would first place an order of stevia leaves from Gwalior from Babu Tex. After which marijuana was packed and shipped off. The delivery services at Amazon picked up the order, stored in Gwalior warehouse and sold it off to Pawaiya. 

Pawaiya was leading a business worth ₹1.1 crore through Amazon services and till now, sold 1,000 kg of narcotic drugs, like Marijuana. Unchecked marijuana selling sparked off further suspicion in the SP. Amazon had announced to deal with the dealing and businesses through their respective lawyers.

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