The Surat police nabbed one more person, Aadil, in connection with the seizure of Mephedrone or MD/Meth drugs from the city. So far seven people have been arrested in connection with the over Rs 1 crore of drug racket.
Earlier, Aadil was declared as wanted in the case and the cops had issued a lookout notice. Aadil belongs to a well-off family in Surat.
The seven people who have been arrested so far in connection with the MD/Meth drug racket in Surat include Salman Zaveri, Pragnesh Thummar and one Vinay.
A name that constantly cropped up during investigation was of Aadil and it emerged that he was a big player in the business with a wide network.
Cops managed to trace Aadil but he had escaped before the cops could reach him.
Who is Aadil in the MD/Meth drugs case?
Police sources said Aadil Nurani lives in the posh Ghoddod area of Surat in Karimabad Society. He belongs to an extremely well-off family which owns two hotels in the city- one near Surat and the other near Kadodara.
In Katargam, the family also owns a petrol pump. Police are still investigating as to why Aadil who does not seem to have monetary problems got involved in the drug business and more importantly why.
Sources said Aadil has already been nabbed and a press conference will be held on Thursday. The police have so far officially neither confirmed nor denied the arrest of Aadil.
Police had earlier issued a lookout notice against him as they feared that Aadil may leave the country.
The Surat Crime Branch had on September 23 has 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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