Thiruvananthapuram: A 26-year-old youth residing at Ganga Nagar near Vallakadavu lost Rs 1.10 lakh in ‘MDMA in courier trap’ on Wednesday.
The victim was contacted by a person, who introduced himself as a staff of a courier firm informing him that a courier which was sent from his address had MDMA, fake passports, credit cards and some clothes.
However, the youth denied sending them and disconnected the call.Minutes later, another accused, impersonating as Mumbai crime branch DSP, contacted him through a video call in full uniform. An FIR and some documents were shared with him, and he was interrogated for nearly an hour.
The youth was also questioned about his ‘terrorist links’. The accused also directed him to reach Mumbai immediately to avoid arrest and he was asked not to disclose the issue to anyone.
The victim was then directed to share all the money in his account for verification as well. Believing them, the victim transferred the money and the accused soon vanished with the money.
The victim then registered a complaint after sensing some foul play. City cyber police began a probe after registering a case under sections of IPC 420 for cheating, 419 for cheating by personation, 465 for forgery and 471 for fraudulent use of a forged document and also under section 66 (D) of the Information Technology Act.
According to an information shared by the cyber police, as many as 13 people, including women, in the city were cheated of money worth crores of rupees through ‘MDMA in courier trap’ by fraudsters.

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