Mumbai: History sheeter held with mephedrone worth Rs 23.50 lakh

According to ANC officials, the accused has been identified as Nasir Qureshi, 32, a Kurla resident

Staff ReporterUpdated: Thursday, June 30, 2022, 09:18 PM IST
article-image
Pixabay

The Anti Narcotics Cell of the Mumbai Police Crime Branch on Wednesday arrested a history sheeter who was allegedly found to be in possession of a commercial quantity of mephedrone.

According to ANC officials, the accused has been identified as Nasir Qureshi, 32, a Kurla resident. Officers said that Qureshi was spotted by a team from the Kandivali unit during a routine patrol near the Kohinoor Hospital in Kurla and stopped for a search.

“We found a plastic bag in Qureshi’s pocket, which contained 156 grams of mephedrone worth Rs 23.50 lakh. It is a commercial quantity and hence Qureshi was placed under arrest and charged under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act,” an ANC officer said.

The officer added that Qureshi has been arrested five times in the past by police stations like Vinoba Bhave Nagar, Mahim and Bandra in various cases, two of them under the NDPS Act.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Mumbai blog: Maharashtra govt to table supplementary demands for 2022-23 during monsoon session

Mumbai blog: Maharashtra govt to table supplementary demands for 2022-23 during monsoon session

Go First's Male-bound flight diverted to Coimbatore following smoke warning

Go First's Male-bound flight diverted to Coimbatore following smoke warning

'Whatever has happened is fair': Indian cricketer Ishan Kishan on being dropped from Asia Cup

'Whatever has happened is fair': Indian cricketer Ishan Kishan on being dropped from Asia Cup

Invest in citizens, don't play 'Dostwadi' politics: Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia slams BJP over...

Invest in citizens, don't play 'Dostwadi' politics: Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia slams BJP over...

Ahead of 75th Independence Day, bullets found in Delhi, drones spotted over Kolkata's Victoria...

Ahead of 75th Independence Day, bullets found in Delhi, drones spotted over Kolkata's Victoria...