Sex boosters on sale to US citizens, 100 held from Malad | Mumbai News


MUMBAI: Five call centres at Marve in suburban Malad were busted on Thursday, and over a 100 people, including six proprietors of these five call centres, arrested. The call centres were used to dupe Americans and Canadians, besides selling sex stimulators through courier.
The head of another call centre, at Evershine Nagar in Malad, who had been arrested a few days ago spilled the beans on these call centres, said officials of the Crime Intelligence Unit (CIU) of Mumbai police.
Staff at the five call centres in Marve used to impersonate revenue officials and, under the pretext of settling pending dues payable by the foreign nationals, duped them.
The five call centres, which are linked, were selling narcotic substances and other medicines which are a substitute for Viagra, said the police who seized laptops, servers, computers, cellphones and other “incriminating” documents. In a joint operation, the CIU team led by assistant inspector Sachin Waze and the unit 11 led by inspector Sunil Mane raided the offices.
The six proprietors — Zishan Ansari (21), Faizan Bhalim (23), Shahbaz Iqbal Karipodi (37), Nitin Rane (42), Mohammed Sayyed (29) and Ganesh Rajput (27) have been booked under sections of the Indian Penal Code and of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
The over 100 employees, including 26 women, have been booked under lighter sections relating to the the Indian Penal Code and Disaster Management Act.
The employees of these call centres would approach the foreign nationals and ask them to pay up pending fines. “For example, if the fine payable was 2,000 US dollars, the call centre employee would offer them to immediately settle it by paying half the amount. They would then ask them to buy gift coupons of Walmart or some company and give them a passcode and dupe them of lakhs,” said deputy commissioner of police (crime) Nandkumar Thakur.
The police said they often even sold sex stimulators and other banned drugs by illegally sending them to the US through courier. “We have seized invoices of drugs shipped to foreign countries,” said Waze.

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