Man held with Rs 8.25 lakh drugs in Thane

A 22-year-old Thane man was arrested after seizing mephedrone drug valued at Rs 8.25 lakh from his possession in Maharashtra`s Thane district, an official said on Monday, reported news agency PTI.

After receiving a tip, the crime branch sleuths laid a trap near a hospital on Khandupada road on Friday evening and nabbed the man with drugs in Thane. He was found to be carrying 165 gm of the contraband, the official from Shantinagar police station said, reported PTI.

A case was registered against the accused on Saturday under provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act while search was on for another person in connection with drugs in Thane, he said, reported PTI.

The police were trying to find out from where the accused procured the contraband and to whom he intended to sell it, the official said.

In another case, police have arrested 28-year-old man from Taloja in Navi Mumbai for allegedly carrying mephedrone drug worth Rs 6.5 lakh, an official said on Saturday, reported PTI.

The action against the accused, Mobin Mehboob Khan, who is an electrician by profession, was taken around 10 pm on Friday, reported PTI.

“A team of the Anti-Narcotics Cell of the Navi Mumbai police found Khan moving in a suspicious manner on a ground in Patale village on Friday night. When the police personnel frisked him, he was found possessing 65 grams of mephedrone (MD) worth Rs. 6,50,000,” the official said, reported PTI.

A case was registered against him under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) Act at the Taloja police station on Saturday, he said.

Meanwhile, two unidentified persons allegedly broke into a liquor shop in Maharashtra`s Palghar district and stole the stock and cash totalling Rs 5 lakh from the outlet, police said on Monday, reported PTI.

The incident took place on Saturday at the shop located at Mastan Naka in Manor area, they said.

The burglars decamped with liquors of various brands and cash kept at the shop, the official from Manor police station said, reported PTI.

Based on a complaint by the shop manager, the police on Saturday registered an FIR against unidentified persons under Indian Penal Code sections 380 (theft) and 457 (lurking house-trespass or house-breaking), he said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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