In two separate raids, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) seized 183.4 gm mephedrone, along with Rs 18 lakh in cash and intercepted three persons, on Thursday.
In the first case, an NCB team raided a chawl at Amina Nagar in Jogeshwari (East) and intercepted one person, identified as Abrar Khan. According to NCB, Khan was to deliver mephedrone to someone near his residence.
“On searching him (Khan), a packet containing mephedrone weighing 80 gm was found. Later, during a house search, Rs 18 lakh in cash was found,” an official said.
Police said Khan was a history-sheeter from Meghwadi area and had cases registered against him in Jogeshwari and Santacruz police stations on charges including murder. Khan used minor children for trafficking of drugs, an official said.
In the second case, the NCB claimed to have busted a drug cartel running from a three-star hotel at Andheri (East) and seized 103.4 gm mephedrone on Wednesday. Police said they intercepted a woman, who was the peddler for a wanted suspect Jai Prakash Bhatt.
According to preliminary investigation, the woman is engaged in drug distribution, consumption and other illegal activities. In a follow-up raid, NCB intercepted one person, identified as Rohan Pandey, from Marol naka.