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Nanded: 3 held after NCB busts drugs factory; seizes 111 kg poppy straw, 1.4 kg opium

02:28 PM Nov 23, 2021 | FPJ Web Desk

A drugs factory was busted and a total of 111 kgs of poppy straw (Commercial Quantity), 1.4 kgs of opium, Rs 1.55 lakh cash along with 2 grinding machines used for grinding of poppy seeds, electronic scale and a note counting machine were seized by the NCB after a raid in Maharashtra's Nanded district.

Three people have been detained so far. The raids are still underway.

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NCB is conducting raids at multiple locations in Madhya Pradesh after its operation in Nanded, the agency said.

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The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on Monday conducted raids in several districts of Maharashtra. According to the agency officials, the raids were being conducted at Nanded, Jalna, and Aurangabad districts. "The operation is currently on and we would not divulge any information at this stage," said an NCB official.

Last week, NCB had conducted an operation in Nanded District and had intercepted a truck which was allegedly ferrying 1127 kilograms of marijuana. The NCB had claimed that the said contraband had been sourced from Hyderaband in Andhra Pradesh and was headed towards Jalgaon.

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