Man held with mephedrone worth Rs 30 lakh in Mumbai

Mumbai: The Anti-Narcotics Cell has arrested a 47-year-old drug peddler for alleged possession of mephedrone (MD) worth Rs 30 lakh from Nagpada area of central Mumbai, police said on Wednesday.

Officials of the ANC’s Azad Maidan unit spotted Aklakh Ahmed Abdul Hamid Ansari at Vasil Khan Road in Nagpada area on Tuesday evening, an official said.

Upon a search, they found 300 gm of mephedrone (MD) in his possession, he said, adding that the accused had come to deliver the contraband to his customers.

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On interrogation, it came to light that Ansari is a history sheeter and already has offences under the Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) at Nagpada, J J Marg and Bhoiwada police stations, he said.

The accused was also involved in distributing drugs in city and suburbs, the official added.

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