drugs worth 3.18 cr seized during Nye’s operation | Bombay News


Mumbai: On New Year’s Eve, the city Anti Narcotics Cell (ANC) carried out an operation in Bandra and seized cocaine, mephedrone aka meow meow aka MD and MDMA, which was to be sold to customers overnight.
During questioning of a South African national in Bandra, the police learned of the existence of two more of his associates and set a trap near the Vashi naka tollgate. The duo were also arrested and drugs seized from them. The value of the total foreclosure in the first case of the New Years ANC is estimated at Rs 3.18 crore.
The place near the Vashi naka tollgate, where cops arrested two defendants, is the same place where a police team was attacked last year by drug traffickers.
An ANC team made up of Police Inspector Sanjay Chavan and officers Wahid Pathan, Suresh Bhoye and Shrikant Karkar were patrolling Bandra (East) when they found an African national strolling suspiciously. The police team questioned him and checked the bag he was carrying. Police found cocaine and MD in the bag. He was identified as Ibey Mike (39) and placed under arrest.
During his interrogation, he led the police to two other people who he said had supplied him with drugs to sell in the town. Police set a trap near the naka toll booth in Vashi and arrested two Nigerian nationals on their way to Mumbai. The police recovered cocaine and other drugs from them. The suspects, Odif B. (40) and Mandey Igwe (38), were arrested.
In total, the police recovered 225 grams of cocaine, 1.5 kg of MD and 235 grams of MDMA, collectively valued at Rs 3.18 crore from the three accused. There has already been a case against Mike in Bengaluru.
Cops are currently examining the passports of those arrested. Two of them had entered India claiming to be clothing merchants, police said. “We will collect details of their visa,” said an officer.


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