February    2021

NCB finds Dawood link in raid at drug factory in Mumbai

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In a stringent action against drug cartel, Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) unearthed the links of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim after the agency busted a drugs factory in Mumbai’s Dongri. The factory was being operated by Karim Lala's grandson Parwez Khan aka Chinku Pathan. NCB also recovered cash to the tune of Rs 2.18 crore from the premises of his associate Arif Bujhwala, another kingpin.

An NCB official privy to the development told media, "Chinku Pathan, who was nabbed by the NCB yesterday is the grandson of Lala, who was the mentor of Dawood Ibrahim." The official said that Chinku Pathan's partner Bhujwala is the biggest supplier of drugs in Maharashtra.

The NCB team also recovered one 9 mm pistol from Chinku Pathan's residence.

The official said that in a parallel raid, Rahul Kumar Verma, a DJ and rapper by profession, was intercepted in Mumbai's Bhiwandi area.

The official said that the DJ is suspected to be one of the suppliers of mephedrone of Chinku Pathan.

During the raids, the NCB team recovered one revolver and unaccounted cash amounting to Rs 2.18 crore, which is believed to be the sale proceeds from drug trafficking.

The official said that a clandestine drug laboratory operated by Bhujwala in the same building was also busted.

During the operation, the following drugs were seized from Bhujwala's clandestine lab - 5.69 kg of mephedrone or MD, one kg methamphetamine and 6.126 kg of ephedrine and a huge stash of packing material, various utensils, weighing machines and other apparatus used to manufacture illegal drugs.

The official said that mephedrone or MD is also known as M-cat, Meow Meow, white magic. It is a synthetic stimulant drug of amphetamine class with psychoactive characteristics and is usually used in parties.

He said that methamphetamine is a powerful, highly addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system. It is also known as meth, blue, ice, and crystal.


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