Prime News, National, Drugs, Narcotics, Mumbai, January 21:- In what could be the biggest crackdown on drug mafia, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) busted a drug factory in the heart of Mumbai city with the seizure of drugs and cash worth crores along with firearms reserves.
The major operation which started on Wednesday morning and went on even on Thursday has busted a drug factory located in the heart of South Mumbai. The factory is said to be involved in manufacturing mephedrone. A large quantity of finished and raw drugs was recovered.
The factory was being run in the Dongri locality of South Mumbai, which was once a stronghold of Dawood Ibrahim, and his associates and gang members still run illegal gang activities from the place.
The factory was being run by the gangster and drug lord Chinku Pathan alias Parvez Khan’s associate. NCB officials have also seized firearms and a large amount of cash worth crores from the premises.
India Today TV had reported earlier that Pathan is one of the biggest druglords of Mumbai and is associated with Dawood Ibrahim gang too. Pathan handles the supply of 70% of mephedrone in Mumbai and the MMR region.
The factory busted by NCB run by Pathan’s associate also has links to international drug cartels and was involved in supplying drugs to international clients as well. This could be the biggest drug bust where a factory has been busted in the heart of Mumbai, say NCB sources. Drugs and cash worth crores have been seized.
The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Wednesday conducted raids at the premises in Navi Mumbai owned by one of the biggest druglords of Mumbai. NCB officials, on the basis of reliable intel, raided the premises of the infamous drug lord Chinku Pathan, 40, on Wednesday.
Chinku Pathan is a relative of former underworld don, late Karim Lala. He is also close to the Dawood Ibrahim gang. Pathan reportedly runs several kitchen laboratories where mephedrone is synthesised with the help of experts. He then circulates the manufactured product amongst his chain of drug peddlers who then take it to the streets across Mumbai and other places.
NCB Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede in a follow-up raid searched the South Mumbai premises where the factory was being run by Pathan’s associates. In 2019, Dongri Police in Mumbai nabbed Pathan in connection with the seizure of contraband worth Rs 30 lakh last month.
Chinku Pathan then 38, was named a supplier by street peddler Junaid Shaikh, who was arrested with mephedrone (street name: MCAT, meow meow, MD) by Pydhonie Police last month. Ever since the police had been on the lookout for Pervez Khan.