The Narcotics Control Bureau (BNC) dismantled a large drug cartel in the Bandra-Kurla area of Mumbai and seized a total of 109.8 grams of mephedrone (in commercial quantity). In addition, Rs 77.92 lakhs in cash and 585.5 grams of gold ornaments worth Rs 29.4 lakhs were recovered. The federal agency has also detained three people accused in this case and their questioning is ongoing.
“A team from NCB Mumbai set up surveillance near the LBS road, near Pattrewali Chawal in Kurla West and arrested two people – Shahnawaz Shahid Khan and Aalam Naeem Khan. According to the accused’s preliminary disclosure, a team from NCB Mumbai then raided the house of an alleged woman in Bandra West, ”said Sameer Wankhade, IRS, NCB Mumbai area manager.
Wankhede said a follow-up operation was carried out and a hawker named Ravi Arhhan Memon was arrested in Bharat Nagar, BKC.
According to sources within the agency, she had received a series of complaints from residents of Bandra, as well as emails regarding the alleged organized drug trafficking and its distribution among minors.
“The gang was led by two women and they had a lot of drug dealers under their command. They were selling drugs, especially mephedrone in the areas of Bandra, BKC, Kurla and other places, ”Wankhede added.
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