Mumbai: The Anti-Narcotic Cell of the Mumbai crime branch had destroyed and disposed of a variety of drugs worth Rs 14.35 crore seized during different raids across Mumbai in the last more than a year.
3,092 kg of drugs worth Rs 14.65 crore packed in cardboard boxes and paper envelopes and gunny bags. It had marijuana, hashish, mephedrone and cocaine and it was destroyed after getting permission from the court. It was destroyed with the help and presence of the panel member of the Drug disposal committee. "The overall drugs were seized by the different units of Anti-Narcotic Cell in the last more than a year. It was from the 26 major cases registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Act (NDPS), which are sub-judice," said Datta Nalawade, Deputy Commissioner of Police, ANC.
Nalawade further added the drug was destroyed at a closed furnace in Mumbai Waste Management limited based at plot number P-32 and part, MIDC, Taloja, Panvel on Wednesday, December 15.
The drugs that were destroyed include Marijuana - 3003 kilograms 372 grams, Hashish - 3 kilograms 297 grams, cocaine - 24 grams, mephedrone - 866 grams, heroin - 159 grams, amphetamine - 84 kg 687 grams, cough syrup bottles - 11,271, coir 124 kg 440 grams. The drugs total cost was Rs 14.35 crore.
The process of destroying the drugs was done under the guidance of DCP, Datta Nalawade and panel members of the Drugs disposal committee and the team of Anti-Narcotic Cell. "It's a routine procedure, where after taking permission from the court and superior orders its disposed," added Nalawade.
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