THANE: Two drug peddlers were arrested and 25kg ephedrine worth Rs 3 crore was seized from Bhayander on Saturday.
The rural police has identified the accused as Yogesh Shah and Sadev Jamadar.
While Shah is a cloth merchant, the other accused is an auto driver, said Thane rural SP Shivaji Rathod.The police said that they had received a tip-off that two men were going to come to a hotel in Bhayander with the contraband.
A police team, led by senior inspector Ram Balsingh, laid a trap and nabbed the accused.The accused have been booked under Sections 9(A), 25(A) and 29 of the NDPS Act.“Our team is trying to find out the source of the drug and to whom it was going to be sold,” said assistant superintendent of police Atul Kulkarni During interrogation, the accused claimed that he was in possession of the drugs since the last one-and-a-half year.
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