Man held with mephedrone worth Rs 30 lakh in Mumbai

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Mumbai, Jan 13 (PTI) A 37-year-old history sheeter was arrested for alleged possession of mephedrone (MD) worth Rs 30 lakh in the western suburb of Malad here, police said on Wednesday.

Acting on a tip-off, the crime branch's unit-11 laid a trap on Tuesday afternoon and nabbed the accused with 300 gm of MD worth Rs 30 lakh, an official said.

On investigation, the police found that the accused, a resident of Vasai in Palghar district, has offences of murder, attempt to murder and thefts registered against him in Mumbai and neighbouring areas, the official said.

Although he had been externed from the city and neighbouring areas for a year from December 30, 2020, the accused had come to the city to sell the contraband to some customers, he added. PTI DC ARU ARU