Mumbai Police foils an active drug gang on Mumbai Pune Highway, nab 7
MUMBAI, July 12 (IANS) – Mumbai Police Anti-Narcotics Cell busted a drug smuggling operation operating on the insidious route through Mumbai-Pune highway and arrested 7 people including two women and two Nigerians, an official said here on Wednesday.
Following a tip-off to the ANC’s Ghatkopar unit about a drug racket allegedly run by a mother-son duo, who live in the posh neighborhood of Kemps Corner in south Mumbai, a team of detectives has followed up on surveillance.
The 58-year-old woman and her son, 33, were assisted by another 57-year-old woman from Malad West and 2 Nigerians, along with some other colleagues.
Investigations revealed that the woman was traveling from Dadar (Mumbai) to Pune by taxi at night to transport medicines to clients in Pune via highway.
Accordingly, on the night of Monday and Tuesday, ANC detectives laid a trap in Dadar and arrested the woman who was found in possession of MD (Mephedrone).
After her interrogation, the ANC raided several locations in Kemps Corner, Marv Road (Malad), Mumbai, Virar (Palghar) and also in Pune and seven accused were arrested.
ANC seized 58.20g MD and 15g cocaine, valued collectively at Rs 16,14,000, on international markets. The accused have been booked under various provisions of the NDPS Act and have been brought before a designated court which has referred them to police custody till Friday. Further investigation is underway to trace the other one involved in the inter-area drug trafficking racket committed across the highway.