Pune police destroy narcotics including meow meow worth Rs four crore
The banned substances were seized from as many as 156 cases at 28 police stations in Pune
Pune: The Pune police on Tuesday disposed an enormous quantity of seized narcotic substance, including mephedrone (popularly known as meow meow) and cocaine, collectively worth over Rs 4.46 crore.
The banned substances were seized from as many as 156 cases at 28 police stations, included cocaine of Rs 1,09,86,000, brown sugar worth Rs 1,74,08,000, marijuana worth Rs 1,31,07,260 and mephedrone of Rs 6.4 lakh to name a few. The drugs destroyed by the cops also included charas, ganja and more.
A committee, including Pune Police Chief Amitabh Gupta, Joint Commissioner of Police Dr Ravindra Shisve, Deputy Commissioner of Police Shrinivas Ghade and senior officials from the Maharashtra State Excise Department, Pollution Control Board, Forensic Laboratory and others, conducted a meeting and decided to dispose narcotics as per different directives declared by the government.
A press release issued by the Pune City Police said that the seized substances were disposed at 5 pm on Tuesday in the presence of the committee headed by Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ashok Morale and Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Shrinivas Ghadge, Deputy Commissioner of Police Swapna Gore, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board officer Suryakant Shinde, State Excise Department officials Nandakumar Jadhav and Yuvraj Jadhav, Forensic Science Lab (FSL) officers RD Shinde, SC Patil and D Raut.
In a major seizure recently, Pune city police last week nabbed a motorcyclist with possession of about 22 kgs of marijuana on the Gangadham – Shatrunjay Road. Also, the Pimpri Chinchwad police recently arrested as many as 20 people in one day from different parts of the city for allegedly consuming banned drugs at public places.
A press release issued by the police said there were incidents in which drug addicts were causing annoyance in public places in the Pimpri Chinchwad area under the influence of narcotics substances.