Mephedrone worth Rs 40 lakh seized in Mumbai, two arrested

Acting on a tip-off, the Amboli police laid a trap on Sunday and nabbed the duo when they arrived on Veera Desai road on a motorcycle, he said.

Published: 14th January 2019 01:09 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th January 2019 01:09 PM   |  A+A-

HANDCUFF, ARREST

Image used for representational purpose only

By PTI

MUMBAI: Two drug peddlers were arrested and mephedrone worth Rs 40 lakh was seized from them in suburban Andheri, a police official said Monday.

Acting on a tip-off, the Amboli police laid a trap on Sunday and nabbed the duo when they arrived on Veera Desai road on a motorcycle, he said.

During their search, the police recovered from them 1 kg of mephedrone, a synthetic stimulant which is also known as 'meow-meow' and 'MD', police inspector Daya Nayak said.

The value of the prohibited drug was estimated to be around Rs 40 lakh, he said.

The two men, identified as Imran Abdul Khalid Ansari (32) and Afzal Hussain Mumtazali Ansari (38), were questioned and subsequently arrested, he said.

Nayak said that Imran Ansari's arrest was significant as he was believed to be among the biggest drug dealers in the western suburbs.

The police also seized some cash, a few plastic bags, an electronic weighing scale and mobile phones from the accused, the official said.

The two were booked under relevant provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, he added.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp