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Mumbai Police seizes drugs worth over Rs 100 crore, busts mephedrone factory in Rajasthan

Updated on: 12 May,2024 10:27 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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Mumbai Police on Sunday said that it busted a drug-making unit in Rajasthan and seized mephedrone worth over Rs 100 crore

Mumbai Police seizes drugs worth over Rs 100 crore, busts mephedrone factory in Rajasthan

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The Mumbai Police has busted a drug-making unit in Rajasthan and seized mephedrone worth over Rs 100 crore, an official said.


A raid was conducted in Rajasthan's Jodhpur and drugs, drug producing materials were seized by the team of police officials, he said.


The total value of the seizure is worth around Rs 107 crore, he added.


The action came after the investigations in a case where the police officials from Sakinaka Police Station in suburban Mumbai nabbed two suspects with mephedrone worth over Rs 3 crore in Mumbai in December 2023.

The police investigations revealed that the suspects had allegedly got the drugs from a person running a 'drug manufacturing unit' in Rajasthan's Jodhpur, the official said.

A team of police officials reached Jodhpur and raided the premises. They found that he was allegedly producing drugs in the unit, police sources said.

Apart from mephedrone and raw materials used to make the drug were also seized from the unit being run by a man.

All three persons have been booked under the stringent Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act and further investigations were underway.

In a similar incident in October last year, the Mumbai crime branch unit-9 had busted a drugs manufacturing factory in Solapur district of Maharashtra and had seized drugs and drug manufacturing materials valuing over Rs 100 crore in the market.

According to the Mumbai Police, the officials of the crime branch unit-9 had initially received information regarding drug peddlers being active in Bandra west and Khar areas of the city. a special team of police officials from crime branch unit-9 was formed to investigate the information further.

The police had then said, huge quantity of drugs was seized from the suspects- aged 32 and 27 respectively.

From one of the suspect 2.547 kilos of mephedrone (MD) drugs was seized, it was valued at over Rs 5.9 crore in the market whereas drugs worth over Rs 5.8 crore was seized from another suspect, it weighed at around 5.8 kilos.

During the interrogations of the suspects and further analysis of the peddlers, the team of police officials found that a drugs manufacturing factory was operational in Chincoli MIDC area of Solapur district of Maharashtra. After working out on the available clues, a raid was conducted at the factory where several drugs manufacturing equipment, raw materials and drugs were found.

The police officials later seized the factory, the total seizure in the entire operation was valued to over Rs 100 crore, the police had earlier said.

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