The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Mumbai has busted a massive drug cartel and has seized psychotropic substances worth 18 crore rupees. NCB Mumbai Zonal Director, Sameer Wankhede in a press briefing today said that around eight operations were launched by the agency in the last two days, leading to a large seizure of drugs such as Amphetamine, Opium, and Zolpidem tablets.
Mr. Wankhede said that the peddlers and suppliers used innovative ways of trafficking the psychotropic substances by concealing them in a stethoscope, microwave oven, cycling helmets, hard-drive of a computer and eatables, and grocery items.
He said the drug consignments were to be transported to the USA, Australia, New Zealand, UAE, Switzerland, and Maldives.
The senior NCB officer said that they have intercepted an Ivory Coast national and further investigations are on.
In a raid conducted in and around Mumbai a total of 2.296 kgs of Amphetamine, 3.906 kgs of Opium, and 2.525 kgs of Zolpidem tablets have been seized by the NCB.