Hash brownie case: NCB identifies main supplier, manhunt launched

Somendra SharmaUpdated: Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 10:18 PM IST
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Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has identified the suspected main supplier of cannabis that would finally reach makers of weed Brownie. The suspect allegedly supplies drugs in upmarket Bandra area and one of the arrested accused in Brownie case Jagat Chaurasia used to procure drugs from the suspect.

According to the agency sources, the suspect is known in the drug circles as DS and resides near Mount Mary area of Bandra. "He supplies contraband in Bandstand and near Taj Lands End. At least 40-45 peddlers used to procure drugs from DS. One of the peddlers who used to procure drugs was Jagat Chaurasia, who would then sell it to the weed Brownie makers," said an NCB source.

The sources also said that an NCB team had conducted raid at the residence of DS, but he was unavailable. "The accused involved in the weed Brownie case had got the idea to make weed Brownies from a television show," the source said.

On June 12, in a clandestine operation, the NCB officials had busted a racket allegedly involved in supply of brownies, which contained edible weed and marijuana, the sale and production of which is banned under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, after raiding a Malad based bakery.

A woman and two others Elston Fernandes and Jagat Chaurasia were arrested by the NCB in the said offence.

The team seized a total 830 grams edible weed or edible cannabis and 160 grams of marijuana from the outlet.

"The accused would mix a minimum of ten grams of contraband in each brownie, which would fetch a price ranging from Rs 400 to Rs 1000 and cater to a high-class clientele. The accused had opened an account on a social networking site/application and were accepting orders through Direct Messaging (DM)," said an NCB source.

"The NCB unit seized 10 brownie cakes weighing 830 grams during the operation at Orlem. Jagat Chaurasia used to supply cannabis to the other two arrested persons," said an NCB official.

Edible weed pot brownie is a food product (either homemade or produced commercially) that contains cannabis extract as an active ingredient. Edible weed pots are a way of consuming cannabis. Cannabis edibles may affect people for a longer period, than if it is smoked. One may not be able to distinguish between regular baked goods and those containing cannabinoids which tend to have a slightly green tinge and often emit a faint cannabis smell, NCB stated.

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