Drugs worth Rs 120 crore seized from Mumbai and Gujarat


Mumbai: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has seized 60 kg of ‘mephedrone’ (a narcotic drug) from Mumbai and Gujarat, which is worth Rs 120 crore in the international market.

Six people including a former Air India pilot have been arrested in this case.

NCCB Deputy Director General Sanjay Singh told a press conference in Mumbai that the action was taken based on a specific tip-off received by the Naval Intelligence Unit in Jamnagar, Gujarat. “Following intelligence inputs, officials from Delhi-based NCB headquarters and its Mumbai regional unit raided Jamnagar on October 3 and seized 10 kg of mephedrone,” he said.

Singh said that the NCB team arrested one person from Jamnagar and three from Mumbai in this connection. “The NCB team raided a storehouse on SB Road in South Mumbai’s Fort area on Thursday and seized 50 kg of mephedrone,” he said.

He said that after this NCB arrested two people including the ringleader of this gang. He said that the name of one of the accused is Sohail Ghafar Mahida, a former Air India pilot. Mephedrone is a narcotic drug known as ‘mow mew’ or MD. This drug is prohibited under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.

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