NCB seizes mephedrone worth Rs 15 lakh in Mumbai, 3 held

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(Eds: Updating) Mumbai, Feb 2 (PTI) The Narcotics Control Bureau has seized mephedrone, a banned drug, worth around Rs 15 lakh in Mumbai and apprehended three persons in this connection, an NCB official said on Tuesday.

Based on a specific information, the NCB arrested two suspected drug peddlers at Mahim railway station around Monday midnight and seized a 'commercial quantity' of mephedrone, weighing 136 gram and valued around Rs 15 lakh, from them, he said.

Based on the inputs given by the suspected drug peddlers, identified as Md Bilal and Shaikh Gulam Gosh, the NCB picked up their handler Sehbaz Shah Alam Sheikh, the official said.

The NCB is trying to find out the source of the drug and to whom it was to be supplied, he said.

Mephedrone, also known as 'meow meow' or MD, is a synthetic stimulant a psychotropic substance banned under the NDPS Act.

The NCB last month busted a major drug trafficking racket after raiding a mephedrone manufacturing unit in Dongri area of south Mumbai.

It had arrested gangster Parvez Khan alias Chinku Pathan, a henchman of fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, following seizure of mephedrone.

The probe agency had also nabbed Arif Bhujwala, who set up the drugs unit in Dongri area here, officials earlier said. PTI DC GK NSK NSK