388kg mephedrone, 92.34g heroin worth Rs38.87 crore destroyed in Pune
Mumbai city news: In another case, 92.34g of heroin worth Rs9.23 lakh was incinerated in Punemumbai Updated: May 20, 2017 12:34 IST
Two years after drugs worth Rs38.87 crore were seized in two separate cases, the Pune customs destroyed the contraband on Friday.
Officials had seized 388kg of mephedrone in 2015, which was valued at Rs38.78 crore. Officials had intercepted a car and subsequently a factory in Sangli was raided, which led to drug being seized.
In another case, 92.34g of heroin worth Rs9.23 lakh was seized from a Ghana national. The drugs were seized under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act. “A drug disposal committee (DDC) was constituted to undertake pre-trial disposal of the seized narcotics drugs,” said M.V.S Choudary, commissioner.
The drugs were incinerated at a factory in Mundhwa, Pune in the presence of the DDC and other officers from the customs. Officials stated that adequate precautions were taken to ensure that the drugs are properly disposed of.
First Published: May 20, 2017 10:34 IST