Pimpri Chinchwad: Mephedrone drug worth Rs 20 crore seized from Chakan; five arrested
Pune: The sleuths from anti-narcotics cell (ANC) of Pimpri Chinchwad Police seized Mephedrone drug (MD) worth Rs 20 crore from Chakan. The anti-narcotics cell (ANC) raided the location in Chakan area on Wednesday and seized the drug.
The police has started crackdown on drug peddlers from the past few days. The ANC also arrested five suspects in this regard. The suspects have been identified as Chetan Phakkad Dandawate (28), a resident of Malthan in Shirur taluka, Anandgir Madhugir Gosavi (25), a resident of Jalgaon and currently residing at Akole in Shirur, Akshay Shivaji Kale (25), a resident of Pacharne Mala in Shirur, Sanjeevkumar Bansi Raut (44), a resident of Jharkhand and currently residing in Uttar Pradesh) and Tausif Hasan Mohammad Taslim (31), a resident of Muzaffarnagar and presently staying in Noida.
Assistant Police Sub-Inspector Shakir Janedi has filed a complaint in this regard at the Chakan police station. According to police sources, Assistant PSI Shakir Janedi of ANC received a tipoff that the suspects are reaching Pimpalgaon for sale of MD. Janedi informed his seniors and the team laid a trap near Chakan to nab the suspects. A car worth Rs 5 lakh along with MD worth Rs 20 crores was seized from the possession of the suspects.
Police Commissioner Krishna Prakash, Additional Police Commissioner Ramnath Pokale, Deputy Commissioner of Police Sudhir Hiremath, Assistant Commissioner of Police RR Patil instructed the local police teams during the raid. Police Inspector Shriram Pol, Assistant Police Inspector Mahale, Assistant PSI Janedi and other police personnel took part in the action.
WHAT IS MEPHEDRONE
Mephedrone also known as meow meow and white magic is a powerful stimulant that's often compared to drugs like cocaine and ecstasy. Recently some Bollywood actors and others were arrested on charges of consumption and dealing with several drugs including mephedrone.