Delhi Police arrests three for possessing Mephedrone drugs worth Rs. 50 crore
New Delhi [India], Feb. 17 (ANI): Delhi's Special Cell has arrested three people and recovered 25.6 kilograms of Mephedrone, also known as meow meow drugs, worth approximately Rs. 50 crore from them.
The police officials informed that Mephedrone drugs are sold at a cost of Rs. 15,000 to 20, 000 per gram and are widely used in big parties.
The Special Cell arrested former athlete Amandeep and Harpreet Singh from New Delhi Railway station on Wednesday when they were trying to board Dadar-Amritsar train at around 6:15 a.m. while Harnees Sarpal was arrested from Janak Puri area.
"Our South-Western range received information about a syndicate being monitored in UAE and UK. The drugs are being shipped from East Africa to Mumbai. It is later circulated to other metropolitan cities including Punjab," Special Cell Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjeev Yadav said.
The DCP said that Harpreet Singh was an international athlete who participated in discus throw and secured silver medal in 2004 commonwealth games in Australia. In 2006, he got bronze medal in the South Asian Games in Colombo.
"He could not participate in 2010 commonwealth games due o injuries," he added.
Yadav informed that Amandeep did a diploma in hotel management from UK and gradually came in contact with the syndicate.
The DCP further said that a search operation is going on to nab other accomplices in Mumbai. (ANI)