Mumbai: Dawood Ibrahim link to drug supply resurfaces after Nagpada seizure

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 02:52 AM IST
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After the latest seizure of drugs wherein 11 kg of hashish (charas) worth Rs 44.88 lakh was seized from Nagpada on Saturday, the Worli Police are thinking that the fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim might have an hand in drug supply.

According to a report in Hindustan Times, the reason why police think that Dawood may have a hand in drug smuggling is since Nagpada is a Dawood stronghold. And this is not the first time police have seized drugs in Nagpada. Earlier in July, the Worli Police arrested two people from Nagpada, Haji Abdul Rehman Ali Mohammad Sheikh (67) and Irfaan Maisar Qureshi (42), and also seized 21 kg of charas which was worth Rs 84 lakh. Haji Abdul Rehman Ali Mohammad Sheikh told police that he was a businessman from Anantnag in Kashmir. And the second accused Irfaan Maisar Qureshi was a taxi driver and Nagpada resident, who used his taxi as mode to transport outside city.

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Till now the police have found that the gang gets charas from Kashmir and sends it to Gujarat, owing to major crackdowns on drugs in Mumbai. Peddlers pick up the drugs from Gujarat and supply them across Mumbai.

A senior police officer, told Hindustan Times, “We knew two of Dawood’s key lieutenants, who were in the narcotics and money laundering business. One was Iqbal Mirchi, who operated out of United Kingdom until his death. The other was Altaf Khanani, a Pakistani national who was arrested in the United States.”

The last two seizures made by ANC indicates that the drugs are being brought into Mumbai from Shahpur, a small area in Ahmedabad. Police suspect the drugs are also being smuggled into the city from Shahpur, Dariyapur and Kalupur in Gujarat. Shapur is also an area to which Dawood is associated too, which brings back the old memories when Dawood was on a run from Pathan bothers in 70s, and found shelter in Shahpur.

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