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Cocaine worth Rs 18.75 lakh seized from Mira-Bhayander

Mumbai: The police on Saturday seized cocaine worth nearly Rs 19 lakhs from Bhayander in Maharashtra‘s Thane district, officials informed on Sunday.

Along with the banned drugs, a 30-year-old man was arrested by the Mira Bhayandar-Vasai Virar police.

“Acting on a tip-off, sleuths of the Kashimira police station laid a trap in Hatkesh area of Bhayandar. The accused was found loitering in the area in a suspicious manner during the intervening night of Friday and Saturday,” he said.

“During his frisking, 125 grams of cocaine, kept in four packets, was recovered from his bag,” he added.

The accused, identified as Anil Ramling Maitri, a resident of Bhandup in Mumbai, was placed under arrest and booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, the official said.

A few days ago, a Nigerian national was nabbed in Mumbai by the Narcotics Control Bureau for possession of illegal drugs. On January 14, the NCB team caught the accused named Ifeamyichukwu Pius when he was moving around a five-star hotel in Juhu to deliver the contraband.

On seeing the sleuths lunging at him, Pius popped the dozen-odd cocaine pellets into his mouth and gulped each plastic pack containing one gram each.

The NCB immediately rushed him to the Sir JJ Hospital where an x-ray and CT scan examination confirmed the pellets were lodged in his abdominal area.

Thereafter, Pius was made to purge a dozen pellets under medical supervision which were retrieved by the NCB.

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