Pune Police arrests six foreigners with drugs worth Rs 68.86 lakhs

Pune: The Anti-Narcotics Cell 1 of the Pune City Police Crime Branch has arrested six foreign nationals, including three women, for illegal drug trading.  The police recovered Rs 68.86 lakh worth of Mephedrone (MD) and Cocaine drugs and Rs 54,000 in cash from the accused. The arrested accused have been identified as residents of Tanzania and Uganda.

The accused identified as Manfred Dawood Mand (30), Anastasia David (26), Hassan Ali Kasid (32), Beka Humis Faumi (42), all natives of Tanzania; and Shamim Nandavula (30), Percy Naiga (25), both natives of Uganda, have been living in Pune for the last few years.

Police Naik Manoj Salunke received a tip-off that some foreign nationals were involved in drug supply. Accordingly, the police raided a row house in Atur Hills society in Undri.

“The team has seized 1.36 kg Cocaine worth Rs 9.57 lakhs and 1.11 kg Mephedrone worth Rs 57.55 lakhs, Rs 54,000 cash, mobile phone, electronic weighing machine, and plastic pouches. An FIR in this regard has been registered at Kondhwa police station under relevant sections of the NDPS Act”, Pune Police Commissioner Amitabh Gupta said during a press conference today.

This action was taken under the guidance of Commissioner of Police Amitabh Gupta, Joint Commissioner of Police Dr. Under the guidance of Ravindra Shiswe, Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ashok Morale, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime) Srinivas Ghadge, Assistant Commissioner of Police (Crime 1) Surendranath Deshmukh and led by a team of Police Inspector Vinayak Gaikwad, Assistant Police Inspector Laxman Dhengale, Police Officers Praveen Shirke, Rahul Joshi, Maruti Pardhi, Pandurang Pawar, Ruby Abraham, Manoj Salunke, Praveen Uttekar, Vishal Shinde, Vishal Dalvi, Rehna Sheikh, Yogesh Mohite performed. Further investigation is being conducted by Prakash Khandekar, Police Inspector, Anti-Narcotics Squad.

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