The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) arrested three drug peddlers in an action initiated to keep drugs away during New Year's parties.
The drug peddlers were arrested for possessing of mephedrone (MD) during raids conducted at Andheri and Kurla during the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. Sameer Wankhede, the zonal director, NCB, confirmed the development.
Sources said that the surge in demand automatically attracted trafficking and hence efforts are on to detect such cases. Due to the holiday season in the month of December with new-year parties across the country, this time is feared as the start of the drug-peddling season. The agencies are also keeping a close watch on social media usage for inputs.