Mumbai: The Anti-Narcotic Cell (ANC) of Mumbai crime branch arrested two persons and found mephedrone and heroin worth Rs 5.74 crore from their possession on Wednesday. ANC officials said the two have past criminal antecedents of supplying drugs in the suburbs of Mumbai.
ANC officials said the arrested accused identified as Sanjib Nimay Sarkar 39, a resident of Goregaon and Salim Akbar Khan 41, a resident of Malad, will be produced before a court on Thursday.
“We have seized 1 kg 25 gram of M.D (mephedrone) worth Rs 2.50 crore and 1 kg 80 grams of heroin worth Rs 3.24 crore in international market, and cash worth Rs 65,000 from the accused. Salim was arrested by the ANC in 2016. We are further investigating to establish the supply chain," said Datta Nalawade, deputy commissioner of police, ANC, Mumbai crime branch.
According to the police, on June 30 the Bandra unit of ANC led by police inspector Sanjay Chavan and team were patrolling when they apprehended person near Goregaon Bus Depot. "Our team searched Sarkar’s bag and found mephedrone and heroin 1 kg each. In Salim's hang bag we found 150 gram Mephedrone," said a police officer.
Sanjay Chavan, senior police inspector, Bandra unit, ANC confirmed about a case being registered under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic substance act, 1985.
"We are checking on how they got the drugs. We have our suspicions on some factories which provided them the drug at a lower price. We are trying to trace the factories or sources they get it from," added the police officer.