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15g for Rs30,000: Tuition teacher held for selling mephedrone in Mumbai suburb

The Mumbai man has been selling mephedrone, also known as MD, for the past 10 months

mumbai Updated: Oct 07, 2017 00:12 IST
Arvind Walmiki
Arvind Walmiki
Hindustan Times
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A 34-year-old tuition teacher from Mumbai was arrested on Wednesday for selling 15g mephedrone worth Rs30,000 near Viviana mall in Thane.

Riyaz Ahmed Shaikh is a resident of Kurla and gives coaching classes to primary school students.

He has been selling mephedrone, also known as MD, for the past 10 months.On Wednesday, the police got a tip-off about a man selling the party drug and went to the spot.

“We frisked the man and found 15g MD from his pocket. The seized drug is worth Rs30,000. We searched his house but did not find more drugs. Shaikh told us that he got the drugs from a man named Bablu and also through Nigerians who stay in the same area,” said Amol Walzade, assistant police inspector from anti-narcotics cell (Thane).

A case was registered against him at Vartak Nagar police station.

S Godse, senior police inspector from anti-narcotics cell, said, “Shaikh has been remanded in police custody till Monday. We will send a team to Dongri and other areas in Mumbai where Shaikh got the drugs from.”

First Published: Oct 07, 2017 00:12 IST