Police have recovered mephedrone (MD) drug worth around Rs 31 lakh in Mumbai and arrested a man for allegedly possessing it, an official said on Saturday.
The operation was conducted on Thursday night, he said.
”During patrolling, the personnel of Mumbai police’s crime branch unit four spotted the accused, Raees Hakim Sayyed, moving in a suspicious manner near a bus stop in Sion area of the city. When the police team frisked him, they found him possessing 58 grams of MD drug,” he said. The police team then took the 53 year-old drug peddler to his residence in Chunabhatti, where they recovered another 100 grams of MD along with a weighing machine and packing material. The drug recovered from him is collectively worth around Rs 31 lakh, the official said. The accused was arrested under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, he said, adding that more persons are likely to be held in this connection.