The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has exposed an illicit drug manufacturing facility located in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, Maharashtra, stated a report in PTI. During the operation, authorities seized a substantial haul of 107 litres of liquid mephedrone, with an estimated street value of INR 160 crore. These actions transpired on Saturday as part of an investigative effort.
According to the report, the crackdown unfolded with searches conducted at two premises associated with a firm known as Apex Medichem Private Limited. These searches culminated in significant seizures, underscoring the gravity of the issue.
This operation represents a follow-up action following an initial probe initiated after the DRI's Pune unit, in collaboration with the Ahmedabad Crime Branch from the neighbouring state of Gujarat, had raided a factory in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar on October 20, the report further stated. During that operation, authorities confiscated mephedrone, ketamine, and cocaine, all amounting to an estimated INR 250 crore in the illicit market.