Drugs worth INR 2.40 crore seized in Dharavi

Drugs worth INR 2.40 crore seized in Dharavi

On Thursday Mumbai Police seized 1.20 kg of heroin, the market value of which is worth INR 2.40 crore from a peddler in Dharavi, said an official of the Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC), Ghatkopar Police. Post the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, Police have intensified their action against drug peddlers in Mumbai.

Mumbai Police had got a tip-off in regards to the drug consignment delivery, and they along with ANC lay a trap for the peddler at the 60-feet road in Dharavi on Wednesday afternoon. They were in luck as shortly after laying the trap, the suspected peddler arrived to sell the drugs to other peddlers or customers in the area.

The peddler, named Manzar D. Shaikh, 47, a resident of Dharavi, and has been taken into custody and will be questioned by the Police. He was caught red-handed.

Post the arrest, Police had revealed that the accused had been earlier caught in 2018 by the ANC Ghatkopar Unit in a similar drug peddling case. Mumbai Police has been pro-actively investigating the narcotics racket in Mumbai. Earlier, Mumbai Customs department and DRDA had seized 191 kg of heroin worth about Rs 1,000 crore from a cargo container at Nhava Sheva Port Trust. Shaikh has revealed a large network of drug peddlers and customers in the city and suburbs who shall be probed.

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