Development News Edition
Give Feedback

African-origin men arrested with cocaine

Nine African-origin men were arrested in the city after cocaine was seized from their possession in the wee hours today, police said.


PTI Last Updated at 28 Jul 2018, 20:07 IST India

Nine African-origin men were arrested in the city after cocaine was seized from their possession in the wee hours today, police said.

A police patrolling team intercepted a vehicle on the Eastern Freeway in south Mumbai around 1 AM, said a senior official of the Anti-Narcotics Cell.

There were nine men, all of African origin, inside. The police found that one of them had a polythene bag which contained 104 gm of cocaine and 9 gm of mephedrone. Two of the men were also carrying knives, the official said.

The accused assaulted the police in an attempt to flee but were overpowered, he said, adding that some of the policemen sustained minor injuries.

None of the accused were carrying passports, he said. The drugs in their possession were worth Rs 5.38 lakh in illicit markets, the official said.

The accused, suspected to be drug peddlers, were booked under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act and the Indian Passport Act.

The nationality of the accused was yet to be ascertained, the official added.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


add banner

LEAVE COMMENT

Download our Android App on Google Play