Mumbai emerges as main vacation spot for drug traffickers in NCB’s pan-India operations

Mumbai has emerged as a significant vacation spot for drug traffickers, the Union Ministry of Dwelling Affairs (MHA) on Thursday, citing that in pan-India operations by Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB).

“Metro cities of India function the prime vacation spot for numerous contrabands. NCB in synchronised operations at Mumbai and its connections with remainder of India, has made numerous seizures and arrests that are having ramifications on the narcotics provide chain,” a press launch from the ministry stated.

“NCB is conducting huge operations in opposition to drug traffickers. Within the pursuit of operations in opposition to drug trafficking, NCB has been conducting common raids on attainable hideouts of drug traffickers, after figuring out their modus operandi and whereabouts,” the MHA stated.

Giving particulars about operations, the house ministry stated that in a single operation, NCB workforce seized 1 kg of cocaine and a couple of kg of PCP (Phencyclidine) from one M Ahmed from Vasai, Palghar on October 12.

In response to the MHA, seizures from Mumbai are 1 kg of cocaine, 2 kg of PCP (Phencyclidine), 29.300 kg MDA, 70 Gms of Mephedrone. NCB comes beneath the Ministry of Dwelling Affairs and experiences to the ministry.

Throughout interrogation, M Ahmed revealed that the contraband has been offered by one SK Saurabh for additional promoting. NCB workforce developed data and on the idea of handbook intelligence and technical surveillance, apprehended SK Saurabh on October 13 from Vasai, Palghar. “The sustained interrogation of SK Saurabh resulted within the additional restoration of 29.300 kg of MDA from his store/godown on October 14, 2020. SK Saurabh additional revealed that the medication belong to A Khanivadekar and R Khanivadekar,” the MHA stated.

In one other operation, NCB Jammu Zonal Unit had affected a seizure of about 56.four kg of Charas hid in 55 packets at Ban Toll Plaza, Nagrota, Jammu final month and through the investigation, it was discovered that Charas was destined for Mumbai. NCB has apprehended accused on this case from Mumbai- Pune Freeway.

The third operation was performed in Mumbai the place NCB officers apprehended one Pradeep Rajaram Sahni with 70 gms of Mephedrone within the space of Andheri West. “Pradeep had disclosed that he used to provide Mephedrone to numerous individuals within the Andheri and Juhu Space. He was employed as peon/runner with Balaji Telefilms Pvt. Ltd by means of a 3rd occasion. The additional distribution community of Pradeep Rajaram Sahni is being investigated,” the Ministry stated.

The fourth operation was performed the place NCB arrested one Nigerian nationwide particularly Uka Emeka. “The seized drug originated from a South American nation and the drug trafficker is suspected to be delivering the contraband within the areas of Pali Hill Space, Bandra, Andheri, Juhu and Khar Space,” the ministry said.

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