The Ahmedabad Police Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) arrested one person on Thursday for allegedly possessing 186 grammes of mephedrone (MD) drugs worth Rs 18 lakh in the city. The DCB team apprehended 28-year-old Shahrukh Khan Pathan, a resident of Himmatnagar in Sabarkantha, with a narcotics consignment near Fatehwadi canal road in Juhapura, Ahmedabad, according to police.
Pathan was allegedly caught with 186.89 gramme of MD drugs worth Rs 18.68 lakh.
“Pathan was earlier a JCB machine driver and had gotten addicted to MD drugs after which he got in touch with the peddlers. He told us that a person named Badshah from Rajasthan had delivered a drug consignment to his house in Himmatnagar and had asked him to deliver it to Juhapura. Pathan was supposed to receive Rs 20,000 as a commission for smuggling the consignment,” said a senior official of Ahmedabad DCB.
“We booked him under the NDPS Act and further investigation is going on in the case,”.