NCB seize drugs worth Rs 70 cr, nab 5 in Thane Dist

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Mumbai, Dec 19: The officials of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) today seized drugs worth Rs 70 crore from Shahapur in the neighbouring Thane district and arrested five people, including two Singapore and one Mexican nationals, in this connection.

NCB officials have identified the arrested accused as Sheikh Kadar, Raul Mohammad (both Singapore nationals), Rafel Garsia (Mexican national), Shah Nawaz Khan and one Patil (both Indians).

The accused used to smuggle out raw materials required for manufacture of drug tablets from here to Australia and from there, they smuggled out the tablets to southern African countries, where there was good demand for the same. The seized consignment was worth Rs 70 crore in the international market, they said, adding, further investigations are on.


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