In a drug disposal exercise carried out by the Mumbai police in which drug seizures made by enforcement agencies were disposed of, 294 kg drugs worth Rs 1.70 crore were disposed by in Taloja on Thursday morning. As per protocol, Mumbai police commissioner Datta Padsalgikar along with other senior officers accompanied the seizures that were collected from several units along with the Anti-Terrorism Squad to Taloja.
Mumbai police spokesperson Dhananjay Kulkarni said the team reached a private company dealing in disposing solid waste in Taloja MIDC around 11.30 am. The 294 kg, that included charas, ganja, hashish and ephedrine, was then put in an incinerator at the unit. The ashes that were recovered from the incinerator were then disposed of in the plastic sheets that were spread in pits that were dug up in the unit. “The entire process was video graphed and we did panchnama of the spot,” said Kulkarni. While normally the disposal process is supposed to be undertaken annually, this time it took around five years after the earlier disposal in 2011.