In its crackdown against drug peddlers, the Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) of the Mumbai crime branch recovered charas (cannabis) worth over ₹30 lakh from a drug peddler on Saturday. The accused identified as Imran Sharif Khan (38) was apprehended from Goregaon with over a kilogram of charas, said officials.
As per the officials, during a routine patrolling on Saturday, the sleuths of the Kandivali ANC unit apprehended a man loitering suspiciously at Khadakpada area in Goregaon (East), after he gave evasive answers he was taken into custody and during his search the ANC sleuths found charas weighing over a kilogram. The accused identified as Imran Sharif Khan, 38 was later arrested under the relevant sections of Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.
The officials said that, the amount of charas seized from Khan is a commercial quantity and hence he was booked under the stringent sections of the act. He was produced before the court on Sunday which sent him to police custody.
Earlier the ANC arrested a 47-year-old Nigerian national with 110 grams cocain worth ₹33 lakh from Masjid Bandar on Friday.
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