Mephedrone Factory under Lawyers Possession Seized

Story Highlights
  • Anti-Narcotics Cell busted a Mephedrone manufacturing factory in Kolhapur owned by a Mumbai-based lawyer.
  • 2 persons were also arrested during the raid.
  • Raw material worth Rs 2.35 crore to manufacture MD has also been seized.

Mumbai: The Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) of the Mumbai police’s crime branch on Thursday has busted a mephedrone manufacturing unit being operated at an advocate’s farmhouse in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur district and arrested 2 persons. Rajhuns had been on the run after the police on Monday busted the mephedrone manufacturing unit at his farmhouse in Chandgad taluka of Kolhapur, located 375 km away from Mumbai.

According to the police, the accused lawyer used to manufacture the mephedrone at his farmhouse with the help of his aides and transport it to Mumbai, where he would distribute the contraband to drug peddlers. The police have already arrested Nikhil Ramchandra Lohar, the caretaker of the farmhouse, and Christiana alias Ayesha, a woman drug peddler from Mumbai in this connection. ANC deputy commissioner of police, Datta Nalawade, said she was arrested from Sakinaka on November 13th with 50 gm of MD. On interrogation, she revealed that she had procured the contraband from a man who brings it from Kolhapur. Ms Christiana also said that there is a mephedrone manufacturing unit in a farmhouse at Chandgad in Kolhapur which led to the raid.

During the raid at the farmhouse, the ANC team had seized 38.7 kg of raw material, using which the accused could have manufactured mephedrone worth Rs 19.35 crore. The ANC team had also seized 39 litres of chemicals and other equipment, valued at Rs 2.35 crore. Nalawade said that Rajhans is at large and attempts are being made to nab him. He said that during questioning, the caretaker revealed that Rajhans used to visit the farmhouse every week to pick up MD packets, which were later sold in Mumbai. Maglin was produced before a court and was remanded to police custody till November 19th.

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