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Surat MD/Meth drugs case: 2, including onion trader, held from Navi Mumbai


The Surat Crime Branch has nabbed two more people in connection with the seizure of over Rs1 crore of Mephedrone (MD/Meth) drugs in Surat.

The two, who were arrested, had supplied the drug consignment to Salman Zaveri and Manoj Bhagat. Salman and Manoj were earlier arrested in connection with the case.

Meanwhile, cops are still trying to get the client list of Aadil, a youth from a well-off family in Surat, who was arrested in connection with the case.

Surat Crime Branch officials said Salman Zaveri and Manoj led them to Viramani alias Karuppasamy Anyappan, 53, from Mumbai. Police said Karuppasamy is an onion trader and originally belongs to a village in Madurai in Tamil Nadu.

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The other person who was arrested has been identified as Pravin Mahatre, 42, who works as a labour supervisor and belongs to Navi Mumbai.

Karuppasamy and Pravin gave the consignment to Salman and Manoj. Cops are now trying to find out where the MD/Meth drugs were sourced from and who manufactured it.

More questions concerning Aadil and his clients in MD/Meth drugs case

It has emerged that Aadil stored the drug at his residence in Dumas. He held several parties at his home and it was in these parties that he got in touch with clients who bought the drugs from him.

The case so far

Cops have arrested eight people (excluding the two arrested from Navi Mumbai) in connection with the MD/Meth drugs racket in Surat so far including Salman Zaveri, Pragnesh Thummar Vinay, Manoj and Aadil.

They have also made a list of 35 people in connection with the case who will be questioned in the coming days.

The Surat Crime Branch on September 23 nabbed three youths with Rs1.4 crore worth of Mephedrone or MD/Meth drugs in three separate incidents. It also nabbed three people with Rs56 lakh worth of Ganja, taking the total drug seizure to Rs2 crore.


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