January 23, 2021 8:58:10 pm
The NCB Saturday arrested two persons, including a Bhiwandi-based jeweller, in connection with the drug bust at Dongri on Thursday, where they found a chemical laboratory making mephedrone in a building. With the two arrests on Saturday, the number of arrests in the case has gone up to five.
An officer said the accused arrested on Saturday include Salman Pathan, a relative and assistant of an arrested accused, Parvez Khan alias Chinku Pathan, who is a relative of yesteryear don Karim Lala and Vikrant Jain, a Bhiwandi-based jeweller who allegedly financed the drug network.
The NCB is on the lookout for Arif Bhujwala, allegedly linked to the Dawood Ibrahim gang, and a major supplier of mephedrone who fled his Dongri residence on Thursday when the NCB team conducted a raid there.
While Bhujwala’s residence was on the fifth floor of the Noor building at Dongri, police found a clandestine laboratory operating on the fourth floor where mephedrone was being manufactured. The NCB has issued a look out circular for Bhujwala to ensure he does not flee the country.
Apart from Parvez, his aide Zakir Shaikh and a DJ Rahul Verma were arrested by the NCB earlier.
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