Mandrax valued at Rs.27.5 crore seized

Ahmedabad, May 20 (IANS) The Gujarat and Maharashtra Police have seized Mandrax valued at Rs.27.5 crore from a farmhouse in Palghar district in Maharashtra, a senior official said on Friday.

Inspector B.P. Rozia of the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) said a joint raid was conducted on the farmhouse in Gaurapur village on Thursday night.

As many as 550 kg of Mandrax powder valued at Rs.27.5 crore was recovered. The owner of the farmhouse and one of his aides were detained, Rozia said.

The Gujarat ATS had busted a drug racket last month and seized party drug Ephedrine valued at Rs.270 crore.

–IANS

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