The Punjab Police on Thursday said it had unearthed huge raw material meant for synthetic drugs during a raid at a factory in Thane, Maharashtra, in a joint operation with the Mumbai police.
The raids were conducted on January 17-18 that yielded the seizure at the premises of M/s Medicraft Private Limited in Thane, and led to the arrests of Dr Sanjay Goel from Delhi and Basant Srivastav from Mumbai, Punjab ADGP (security) Dinkar Gupta said in a statement here.
The Punjab police have procured the remand of Dr Goel and Srivastav till January 25, he said.
The raid was part of the investigations spearheaded after the arrest of Devinder Singh alias Dev, "mastermind of an international synthetic drug racket" earlier, he said.
The police party also recovered 42 litres of monomethyl amine (raw material for methamphetamine), extremely potent raw material from which ICE, a new form of intoxicant drug, is manufactured directly, and 881kg of diphenoxylate hydrochloride that is used to manufacture lomotil, phenotil, momotil - widely misused in Punjab, while 3,500 kg of O-chlorophely cyclopentyl ketone - incinerated in December 2013, he said.