FPJ takes a closer look at the new-age Dirty Dozen who sell drugs on the streets of Mumbai
Some of the gangs that have been named by the NCB are:
IQBAL KASKAR GANG
Despite being in prison, Iqbal Kaskar has managed to lead the union and NCB officials say the gangster makes deals when he is taken to hospital for a medical exam or comes out for a hearing and he transmits messages through its associates.
In January, BCN arrested Parwez Khan aka Chinku Pathan, a notorious drug trafficker from Mumbai with associate Zakir Hussain Fazal Huk Shaikh and seized 2.9 grams of heroin, 52.2 grams of mephedrone and a blank pistol. 9 mm in his residence in Ghansoli.
Arshad is an expert in hydroponics and Javed managed the distribution of Harvest. They obtained seeds from Amsterdam and the Netherlands via the Dark Web. The yield was sold to medium-sized hawkers in Mumbai and Pune for Rs 2,500 per gram for retail sale. Hydroponic herb is highly desirable at parties of high society and wealthy people.
GANG OF SULTAN MIRZA
In November last year, BCN seized 702.1 grams of Ganja / Marijuana, 74.1 grams of hashish and 3.1 grams of mephedrone as well as 1.68 lakh of Indian currency and an Innova car from Andheri West and had intercepted a Wahid Abdul Kadir Sheikh alias Sultan. During the investigation it was revealed that it supplies Ganja, MD and Charas to prominent customers in the Andheri area.
According to specific reports in March this year, NCB seized 2,684 kilograms of codeine-based cough syrup and 185 grams of Ganja in Tantanpura Street, B-Ward and arrested a certain Rafique Chand Shaikh. Rafique Chand Shaikh worked for Danish Merchant aka Danish Chikna, an associate of ‘Chikna Gang’, which runs a huge drug ring in Dongri.
In February, Bablu Patri, a notorious drug trafficker from Kurla, was convicted in two drug-related cases by the Mumbai Anti-Narcotics Unit in 2010-11. Bablu Patri ran a multidrug distribution network in the Bandra, Kurla and South Mumbai regions.
Based on intelligence developed by the NCB, Mumbai seized a total of 2,029 kilograms of mephedrone, 160 grams of ephedrine and 1.15 lakh in cash, and intercepted two individuals, namely Shahrukh Khan aka Shahrukh Bullet and Shadab Farooque. Shaikh aka Shadab Batata in April this year in Qasam Nagar, Andheri (W).
In April this year, the BCN seized 12 kilograms of Ganja and arrested wanted criminal Sunil Nagesh Bhandari and his accomplice Aman Suraj Gagde. Bhandari has nine serious crimes against its name, including drug trafficking, attempted murder and extortion.
ZAID RANA LSD GANG
The BCN on the basis of the intelligence developed seized 70 blots of LSD, 30 grams of Marijuana (buds) and Charas and arrested Zaid Rana and his accomplice Sonu Faiz from Oshiwara. Dangerous drugs like LSD, DMT, American cannabis known as bud, cannabis extract known as dab, etc. are bought through the darknet by young people.
SAM LANGDA GANG
In July of this year, the BCN team raided a house in Jogeshwari (E) and arrested three people – Sameer Mukhtar Sayyed alias Sam Langda, Zakir Sayyed alias Zakir Takla alias Zakir Chikna and Mohammad Amed Shamsuddin Shaikh. Sameer is a notorious and organized drug lord. Disguised as a physical handicap, he ran his famous drug trade.
JAGAT CHAURASIA GANG
On June 12, in a clandestine operation, BCN officials dismantled a racketeering allegedly involved in the supply of brownies, which contained edible weed and marijuana, the sale and production of which are prohibited under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, after having raided a bakery made with evil. A woman and two other people identified as Elston Fernandes and Jagat Chaurasia were arrested by the BCN for the said offense.
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