Mumbai Police seize drugs worth over Rs 4.82 crore in 7 days, 247 people booked for consumption

In 13 cases registered last week by the Mumbai Police as many as 16 accused were arrested for drug possession and 247 people were booked for drug consumption

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The Mumbai Police under their ongoing drugs-free Mumbai campaign, last week seized drugs worth over Rs 4.82 crore from the city in 13 different cases and made several arrests in the case.

According to the police, At least 247 people were booked for consumption of drugs whereas 16 accused were arrested for possession of different types of drugs.

As part of the campaign, the city police crime branch and its Anti-Narcotics Cell have also been involved in a major hunt down on drug peddlers, an official said.

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According to the official statistics released by the police on June 11, various drugs valuing a total of over Rs 2.61 crore were seized from all over Mumbai last month and the police had also arrested 73 accused in 62 cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.

As per the statistics, the highest quantity of drugs seized in May was cannabis which is also known as ganja. Around 84.363 grams of ganja worth over Rs 20.73 lakh was seized. Apart from ganja, the cops seized heroin worth over Rs 39.98 lakhs, hashish worth over Rs 25.97 lakh, Mephedrone worth over Rs 1.31 crore. The police also seized cocaine worth Rs 7.11 lakh and other drugs worth over Rs 36.77 lakh.

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