Mumbai: Crime Branch Unit-12 of Mumbai Police in a major operation seized 3 kg of Charas worth Rs 1.02 crore in Malad.
Earlier on Thursday, another drug dealer Kisan H Gaud alias Sathe (24) was caught from Parekh Nagar in Malad east but he managed to escape from the police. However, his accomplice Suraj Vijaybahadur Yadav, alias Potya (21) was arrested with charas worth Rs 57 lakh on him.
The Mumbai Police earlier had launched a manhunt to arrest Gaud from his hideout in Parekh Nagar along with a plastic bag with 3.20 kg of charas worth Rs 1.02 crore. They Magistrate Court here has remanded them to police custody till February 16.
In September last year, two other accomplices of the duo arrested in Mumbai (Gaud and Yadav) were nabbed by the Bihar Police and also seized 26 kg of charas from their possession, according to the police.
This is the second major action by the Mumbai Police in the past 24 hours, with an earlier seizure of 1.80 tonnes of ganja worth Rs 3.60 crore concealed under a consignment of coconuts from a truck in the eastern suburbs.
(With inputs from IANS)