Peddler detained in Pune, drugs worth ₹1.7 crore seized

Pune Police arrested a 26-year-old drug dealer from Vimannagar area and seized drugs worth 1

Pune Police arrested a 26-year-old drug dealer from Vimannagar area and seized drugs worth 1.7 crore on Sunday.

The accused was identified as Ravindra Arvind Birhade, a resident of Sambhajinar in Amalner.

Acting on a tip, a team from the Pune Police Anti-Narcotics Cell led by Police Inspector Bharat Jadhav and other officials set a trap and found the accused in possession of mephedrone and cocaine.

“A case under Sections 8(c), 21(c) and 29 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) has been filed against the accused,” a police officer said.

The police seized 714 grams of mephedrone worth 1, 07, 10,000 of his possession.

Police also found plastic bags, an electronic scale and other materials used to pack drugs in his bag.

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