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DRI busts drug unit in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar, seizes mephedrone worth Rs 160 cr

Mumbai: The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence hasbustedadrugmanufacturing factoryinChhatrapatiSambhajinagarinMaharashtra andseized107 litres of liquidmephedroneworthRs160crore, an official said on Sunday.

Search of two premises of a firm called Apex Medichem Private Limited on Saturday led to the seizures, he said.

The raid is follow-up actionina probe that began after theDRI’s Puneunitand Ahmedbad Crime Branch from neighbouring Gujarat raided a factory on October 20inChhatrapatiSambhajinagarand hadseizedmephedrone, ketamine and cocaineworthRs250 croreinthe illicit market.

“The operation byDRIputs the spotlight on increasing use of syntheticdrugsand misuse of industrialunitsinmanufacturing of thesedrugs. The operation also highlights the importance of inter-agency cooperationintackling the menace of narcoticsinthe country. Further investigationinthe case under NDPS Act provisions is underway,” the official added.

(Published 29 October 2023, 17:20 IST)

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