In two separate operations in Surat, Gujarat, police arrested four people and seized mephedrone and opium worth more than Rs 20 lakh from them. These drugs were brought here from Maharashtra and Rajasthan for sale. An official gave this information on Saturday. Both the campaigns were run on Friday.
Mephedrone and Opium Seized in Surat
Acting on a tip-off, the city’s crime branch officials stopped a car at a check post on the Surat-Kadodara road. 196.2 grams of mephedrone was found from the car, which costs around Rs 20 lakh in the local market. On interrogation, the accused Imran Rashid, Imran Khan, and Muaz Saeed told that the drug was purchased from a smuggler in Nalasopara near Mumbai and was brought to Surat by vehicle.
police said Surat Special Operations Group (SOG) seized a target of 383 grams of opium Rajasthan shift in another campaign, which cost 114,876 rupees. Accused Champalal Parmar was involved in selling opium in Surat and had purchased it from smugglers from Rajasthan.
Tell NCB a big success in Mumbai that a big business of drugs is going on across the country. According to the data released by the Narcotics Control Bureau, drugs worth Rs 150 crore have been seized in Mumbai in the last year. During this seizure, around 300 drug peddlers were arrested, including many foreigners. This figure released by NCB is from August 2020 to August 2021. According to the data released by NCB, in the last year, NCB has registered about 100 cases in drug cases. During this, nearly 300 drug peddlers and suppliers have been caught while recovering different drugs worth about 150 crores. (with language input)