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According to a Mumbai Police officer, officials are attaching four residences in Maharashtra and Gujarat that belong to the principal culprit in 2022’s investigation into the mephedrone seizure valued Rs 4,856 crore.
Police initiated measures to the assets valued more than 2.67 crore held by Prem Prakash Singh, the primary culprit in a major drug seizure case, according to a recent declaration. The seizure of those assets has been authorized by the competent authority of the Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators (Forfeiture of Property) Act and the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
A year ago, the Mumbai Police’s Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) busted a syndicate involved in the manufacture and distribution of mephedrone. Investigators recovered a total of 2,428.958 kg of the narcotic worth Rs. 4,856 crore from various sites in Dahisar (Mumbai), Nalasopara (Palghar district), and Ankleshwar (Gujarat).
The ANC’s Worli section filed a complaint in a regional court following the arrest of eight people, including Singh. Two stores in suburban Dahisar, one shop in Nalasopara, and a 5,000 square foot site at Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) in Ankleshwar have been frozen in this latest development.
Mumbai and Drug Traffic
For years, the Mumbai police have been making sustained efforts to tackle the issue of drug trafficking in the city. Despite these efforts, drug use remains a significant problem as Mumbai’s dense urban landscape and large population make it an attractive destination for drug dealers. Tracking and catching the criminals involved in the drug trade has, therefore, proved challenging for law enforcement agencies.
Mumbai’s diverse demographic and cultural makeup contribute to the prevalence of various substances, including marijuana, cocaine, and opioids. To counter this problem, the Mumbai police have taken several measures, such as increasing surveillance, conducting frequent raids, and launching awareness campaigns.
Additionally, the police have worked in collaboration with other agencies, including the Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) and the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), to curb drug-related crimes.
Despite the challenges, the Mumbai police remain committed to their goal of eliminating drug trafficking in the city. They are determined to track down and arrest drug dealers and users, making Mumbai a safer and healthier community for all residents.