Five persons were arrested in Mumbai on Tuesday with over 55 kilograms of narcotic substances, meant to be distributed at several places on New Year's eve, police said.
"Five persons have been arrested and over 55 kilograms of Charas worth Rs 44 lakh has been seized from them. The drugs were brought from Jammu and Kashmir and were to be distributed in the city on New Year's eve," Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Deven Bharti told reporters in Mumbai.
The prime arrested accused, Salim Shaikh, used to drive to Srinagar in his car and pick up the drugs and then distribute it in the market in Mumbai, Bharti said.
"We are in touch with Jammu and Kashmir police and are in search of the person who used to supply the drugs to Shaikh," he said.
The four other accused are Parsuram Bhorde, Afaq Umer, Tariq Shaikh and Mehmud Hussain.
All the five accused were produced before a magistrate's court which remanded them to police custody till December 21.
Police also seized the Indigo car used by Shaikh to transport the drugs from Srinagar.