Anti-Narcotics Cell arrests four men with banned drug worth ₹1000 Cr

On Wednesday, the accused were produced in court and have been remanded to police custody till January 1

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On Wednesday, the Anti-Narcotics Cell of the Crime Branch arrested four men for allegedly possessing Fentanyl, a banned drug, worth ₹1,000 crore in Vakola, Santacruz (East). The accused have been identified as Salim Dola, Ghanshyam Saroj and brothers Chandramani and Sandeep Tiwari. The sleuths seized four drums filled with the drug from them.

An official said that a banned drug under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS), one kg of the drug reportedly sells for Rs 10 crore in the international market.

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On Wednesday, the accused were produced in court and have been remanded to police custody till January 1. Meanwhile, accused in their defence stated that the substance seized from them is not Fentanyl and that they possess valid invoices for its purchase.

In the last two months, this is the second case of Fentanyl seizure with the DRI arresting three men, including a Mexican national in Indore in October.

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