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Ephedrine worth Rs 270 crore seized in Gujarat

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Apr 16, 2016, 2:04 am IST
Updated Apr 16, 2016, 2:46 am IST
Police has named the son of a former Congress MLA Bhavsinh Rathod, Kishorsinh as kingpin of the drug racket.
In a joint operation, the city crime branch and state Anti-Terrorist Squad teams on Thursday night conducted raids at Riya Industries on Vehlala-Zak road here and seized 1364 kg of Ephedrine and arrested its owner Narendra Kachha.
 In a joint operation, the city crime branch and state Anti-Terrorist Squad teams on Thursday night conducted raids at Riya Industries on Vehlala-Zak road here and seized 1364 kg of Ephedrine and arrested its owner Narendra Kachha.

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Police has seized 1,364 kg of Ephedrine, a raw material used to prepare party drug methamphetamine, from a factory in the city outskirts, with an international market value of Rs 270 crore.

In a joint operation, the city crime branch and state Anti-Terrorist Squad teams on Thursday night conducted raids at Riya Industries on Vehlala-Zak road here and seized 1364 kg of Ephedrine and arrested its owner Narendra Kachha.

 

Police has also named the son of a former Congress MLA Bhavsinh Rathod, Kishorsinh as kingpin of the drug racket, who is yet to be arrested.

“Kishorsinh Rathod and a Mumbai-based Jay Mukhi had procured this drug from Sholapur in Maharashtra from another person named Punit. They gave this drug to Kachha to convert it into crystal math (methamphetamine), a party drug,” Joint Commissioner of Police heading the crime branch, J.K. Bhatt said here.

“Kachha, who has a BSC degree is associated with pharmaceutical business for the last 20 years. “Earlier he used to work in different companies and has a wide experience on how to make the party drug from ephedrine,” he said. Ephedrine is a drug used to prevent low blood pressure and also used for asthma, narcolepsy and obesity. It is a Schedule A controlled substance.

 

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Location: India, Gujarat, Ahmedabad




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