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Maharashtra crime: Mephedrone worth Rs 2 crore seized in Pune, two held

Updated on: 01 October,2023 10:31 PM IST  |  Pune
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Maharashtra crime: The Pune police have arrested two persons after recovering 2 kg mephedrone worth Rs 2 crore, an official said

Maharashtra crime: Mephedrone worth Rs 2 crore seized in Pune, two held

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Key Highlights

  1. The Anti-Narcotics Squad of the Pune police were on alert after receiving a tip off
  2. The police recovered 2 kg of mephedrone worth nearly Rs 2 crore from one of the suspects
  3. The police have also named a prison inmate receiving treatment at a state-run hospital

Maharashtra crime: The Pune police in Maharashtra have arrested two persons after recovering mephedrone worth Rs 2 crore from one of them. They have also named a prison inmate receiving treatment at a state-run hospital as the main accused, an official said on Sunday, reported the PTI.


The Anti-Narcotics Squad of the Pune police were on alert after receiving a tip off about a drug dealing near the Sassoon General Hospital, he said.


According to the PTI, the cops took into custody one Subhash Mandal from outside the hospital on Saturday night and recovered 2 kg of mephedrone worth nearly Rs 2 crore from him, the official said.


Mandal told the police that he had received the banned drug from Lalit Anil Patil, a Yerwada prison inmate who is receiving treatment at Sassoon hospital, through one Rauf Shaikh, as per the PTI.

The official said Shaikh works in the canteen of the hospital.

While the police arrested Mandal and Shaikh, they have named Patil as the main accused in the FIR registered at Bundgarden police station under Indian Penal Code and NDPS Act, the official said, according to the PTI.

Meanwhile, Mumbai Police on Thursday said that its anti narcotics cell (ANC) of the crime branch nabbed a 38-year-old man and recovered as many as 100 pills of MDMA and ecstacy from him.

According to the police, the Worli unit of the ANC had received a tip off regarding a suspicious person and accordingly the information was worked out by the officials. A team was formed which laid a trap and nabbed the suspect.

An official said, "A trap was laid on September 27 night, and in the presence of two witnesses the suspect was nabbed and checked. When the officials checked the suspect it led to a recovery of as many as 100 blue colour pills suspected to be MDMA and ecstasy pills. The pills were seized by the team of police officials. The total value of the seized pills amounts to around Rs 15.42 lakh." 

The police said the suspect was later placed under arrest and had been booked under the NDPS Act on September 28. Further investigations in the matter are being done. 

(with PTI inputs)

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