DRI raids Rs 3000 crore worth banned drug from factory and arrests Bollywood producer
Udaipur,Nov2:the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized a huge haul of banned narcotic substance worth over Rs 3,000 crore from a factory in Udaipur and also arrested Bollywood producer Subash Dudhani in this connection.
On October 28, DRI officials raided the premises of Udaipur-based Marudhar Drinks and detected a room filled with cartons of banned Mandrax tablets.
The international market value of seized tablets is estimated to be over Rs 3,000 crore,” CBEC chairperson Najib Shah said.
This is the biggest ever drug seizure done by DRI, the investigative arm of the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC).
“We have arrested the mastermind and efforts are underway to nab others involved with the drug syndicate,” he said.
Shah said that Subhas Dudhani, who has produced Bollywood films, also had businesses and properties in Mumbai.
Visuals of 23.5 metric tons of Mandrax tablets seized by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence in Udaipur (Rajasthan) pic.twitter.com/s8D4wbNFxF
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The information came to DRI Mumbai and then it was traced to Udaipur and with active assistance from Border Security Force (BSF), the mastermind was arrested.
The drug is commonly known as Mandrax, M-Pills, buttons or smarties and is usually smoked mixed with cannabis. It is used as a recreational drug in Africa and Asia.
“The consignment was manufactured in Rajasthan and consigned for Mozambique or South Africa,” he said.
In last 5 years, the DRI has seized more than 540 kgs of heroin and 7,409 kgs of ephedrine along with other narcotics and psychotropic substances.