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one of the largest drug seizures in PUNE, ₹2,200 crore of Mephedrone (MD) drugs, anti-narcotics operation.

In one of the largest drug seizures to date, the Pune Police have confiscated over 1,100 kilograms of Mephedrone (MD) drugs, with an estimated street value of ₹2,200 crore, in a significant anti-narcotics operation.

The operation has resulted in multiple arrests, with investigations ongoing.

The seizure included 700 kilograms of MD drugs, valued at ₹1,400 crore, discovered in a factory situated in Kurkumbh MIDC within the Pune district. Additionally, a team from the Pune Crime Branch apprehended over 400 kilograms of MD drugs from Delhi, with the seizure process still underway.

 

Earlier, on Monday evening, police conducted raids on two warehouses in Vishrantwadi, uncovering 55 kilograms of MD drugs. Subsequent interrogations of the detained individuals led to the revelation that the drug supply originated from a factory located in Kurkumbh MIDC.

 

Taking prompt action, crime branch officials raided ‘Earth Chem Laboratories,’ a pharmaceutical manufacturing unit in the MIDC area, seizing an additional 550 kilograms of MD drugs valued at ₹1,100 crore.

 

Pune City Police Commissioner, Amitesh Kumar, remarked, “In an effort to make Pune drug-free, we conducted raids on warehouses in Vishrantwadi on Monday night and on a factory in Kurkumbh MIDC area on Tuesday morning, resulting in the seizure of over 700 kilograms of MD drugs worth ₹1,400 crore.”

 

Kumar further stated that multiple teams from the Pune city police have been dispatched to various locations across the country to investigate potential links within the narcotics network. He also suggested the involvement of foreign nationals in the case, indicating the likelihood of collaboration with several central agencies in the investigation.

 

Shailesh Balkawade, Additional Commissioner of Police, Crime, revealed that four individuals, including the factory owner and two chemical experts, have been detained and are being transported to Pune for further questioning.

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