THE MUMBAI crime branch on Wednesday arrested nine persons for allegedly supplying narcotics to peddlers in the city. An officer said that a total of 13 offences have been registered against the arrested accused in the past.
The accused were produced before the court on Thursday and remanded to police custody.
DCP Raj Tilak Roushan said a team led by crime branch (Unit VI) in charge Ravindra Salunkhe received information about a group that was to come to Mulund toll naka to sell narcotics. The police team laid a trap and found two vehicles matching the description of the tip-off they had received.
On checking the two vehicles, the police found narcotics. Following this, eight persons including a woman who was present in one of the two four-wheelers were detained by the police.