Addicts takeover defunct Customs office in Mahim, 11 held during ANC raid
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Addicts takeover defunct Customs office in Mahim, 11 held during ANC raid

Mumbai residents had written to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and police commissioner Datta Padsalgikar to look into the issue

mumbai Updated: May 24, 2017 22:04 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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The customs department office in Mahim, Mumbai.(HT)

A defunct office of the principal commissioner of custom excise (general) in Mahim (West) has become a den of drug addicts in Mumbai. The Anti-narcotics Cell (ANC) of the Mumbai police raided the place last week and arrested 11 drug addicts. The accused were caught red-handed consuming ganja. They were booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, and were remanded in judicial custody after being produced in court.

ANC chief DCP Shivdeep Lande had ordered the crackdown after receiving complaints from residents about the nuisance created by the addicts in the area. The residents had earlier approached police commissioner Datta Padsalgikar and chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.

Irfan Machiwala, one of the residents who had written to the police and the CM said, “The addicts created a lot of nuisance in the area. Though we are happy with the action taken by the ANC, there are several others who are yet to be nabbed.”

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First Published: Apr 24, 2017 11:14 IST