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In Mumbai: Four arrested for smuggling mephedrone worth Rs48 lakh

The Mumbai police Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) busted an alleged inter-state drug racket with the arrest of four people on Friday evening. The accused, including one from Punjab and another from Gujarat, were nabbed while they were smuggling drugs in Ghatkopar (East), claimed police sources

mumbai Updated: Feb 19, 2017 01:20 IST
Jayprakash S Naidu
About 2.4 kilograms of mephedrone (MD) worth Rs48 lakh was seized from the accused.
About 2.4 kilograms of mephedrone (MD) worth Rs48 lakh was seized from the accused. (HT)

The Mumbai police Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) busted an alleged inter-state drug racket with the arrest of four people on Friday evening. The accused, including one from Punjab and another from Gujarat, were nabbed while they were smuggling drugs in Ghatkopar (East), claimed police sources.

About 2.4 kilograms of mephedrone (MD) drug worth Rs48 lakh and a Swift Dzire car was seized from them.

According to sources, the accused were planning to sell the drugs in the upmarket areas in Andheri (West). Acting on a tip off, the ANC team led by inspector Santosh Bhalekar laid a trap in Pantnagar area, Ghatkopar (East), on Friday evening and nabbed them near the BEST depot at Ghatkopar Andheri link road at 5.40 pm.

The arrested accused have been identified as Sunny alias Asif Gulam Ansari, 24, Yatin Lalit Sanghvi, 39, Saumil Pathak, 59, from Gujarat and Dalwinder Singh Ajmer Singh, 47, from Punjab. Among the, Sanghvi is a chemical and pharma agent.

Sources from the ANC said that the drugs were manufactured outside the state. The police suspect that the drug was produced either in Gujarat or Punjab and investigation is underway to track its manufacturing unit.

“The accused were produced before a court and remanded to police custody till February 23,” said senior police inspector Dilip Sawant of the Ghatkopar unit who was a part of the ANC team.

Within 45 days the ANC have seized about 20.5 kilograms of MD worth Rs4.2 crores. While in 2016, drugs worth Rs 1.86 crore were seized which included 3.32 kilogram of MD worth Rs65.86 lakh.

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