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Mumbai Crime: Police recover drugs worth Rs 70 lakh, 4 held

On Sunday, the anti-narcotics cell of the Mumbai Police recovered drugs worth Rs 70 lakh and arrested four drug peddlers from the Kurla and Dongri areas of Mumbai.

According to the police, following the arrests, a case under the National Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act has been registered.

An official of the Mumbai police said all the accused were produced in court and were sent to police custody.

The accused have been identified, as per police, as Bajid Ashraf (21), Moin Hanif Bhujwala (35), Imran Faruk Shaikh alias Boxer (38) and Riyaz Eliyaz Shaikh (41).

"Azad Maidan Unit and Kandivali Unit of Anti Narcotics Cell arrested 4 drug peddlers from Kurla and Dongri area and recovered MD drugs from them," Mumbai Police said.

"The value of recovered drugs was reported to be Rs 70 lakh in the international market," police added.

On Saturday, the Mumbai crime branch arrested a 58-year-old man who was absconding in a case related to the seizure of mephedrone (MD) drugs from a factory in Solapur, as per officials said.

According to the police official, Kailasm Vanmali is the third person to be arrested in the case. Two accused, who are brothers, were arrested earlier in connection with the case.

Daya Nayak, Crime Branch Officer said, "the accused was at large since October 14 and had travelled to Telangana, Karnataka as well as Andhra Pradesh, which was his last location traced."

"To nab the accused, a team, on October 19, left for the locations. Initially, the team conducted searches in Solapur. Then, searches were carried out in Bidar (Karnataka) and Zaheerabad (Telangana). Further, the team proceeded to Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh as his last location was traced there. The team checked around 50 to 60 lodges in the area and found that the accused halted at one of the lodges in Tirupati. As his mobile was switched off, the team went to Hyderabad to trace his whereabouts," the senior officer said.

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