The Anti Narcotics Cell (ANC) of Mumbai Police has busted a mephedrone manufacturing unit in Gujarat and seized medicine price Rs 1,026 crore, an official stated right here on Tuesday. The proprietor of the unit, who holds a grasp’s diploma in chemistry, was additionally arrested, he stated. It was one of many largest drug seizures by the town police in current instances, stated Deputy Commissioner of Police (ANC) Datta Nalawade.
Appearing on a tip-off, the ANC’s Worli department raided a producing unit at Ankleshwar in Gujarat on August 13 and nabbed its proprietor Giriraj Dixit whereas seizing 513 kg of mephedrone, he stated.
Dixit holds an M.Sc (Grasp of Science) in chemistry, the official stated. On August 3, the ANC had seized greater than 700 kilograms of mephedrone, a banned artificial drug, price Rs 1,400 crore in a raid at a producing unit at Nalasopara in Palghar district close to Mumbai. Shamshullah Obhedullah Khan (38), Ayub Izhar Ahmed Sheikh (33), Reshma Sanjaykumar Chandan (49), Riyaz Abdul Sattar Menon (43), Prem Prakash Parasnath Singh (52) and Kiran Pawar have been arrested in the course of the raid, the official stated. Following their interrogation, the ANC zeroed in on Dixit, Nalawade added.
The mephedrone manufactured in Dixit’s manufacturing unit was meant to be provided to drug peddlers in Mumbai and neighbouring areas, he stated.
Dixit and a co-accused perfected the components for producing mephedrone by experiments, he stated. The racket started to unravel after the ANC Worli workforce arrested a drug peddler in japanese Mumbai’s Govandi space in March this yr and seized 250 grams of the drug from him, the official stated. It led to the arrest of two individuals together with a lady and seizure of two.7 kg of mephedrone.
The ANC subsequently arrested one other accused which was adopted by the raid in Nalasopara.”Now we have now made a seventh arrest on this case,” DCP Nalawade stated. The accused used social media platforms and calling apps for peddling the drug, he stated. Mephedrone, often known as ‘meow meow’ or MD, is an artificial psychotropic stimulant banned beneath the Narcotic Medicine and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.