Police have arrested a drug peddler in Mumbai and seized mephedrone, a banned drug, worth Rs 1.10 crore from him, an official said on Wednesday.
Acting on an information, the Mumbai police’s anti- narcotics cell laid a trap on Tuesday and apprehended the 44-year-old man in Tardeo area, he said.
He was carrying a bag from which the police recovered 1.10 kg of mephedrone, a banned synthetic stimulant, valued around Rs 1.10 crore, the official said he said.
The accused, a resident of J J Marg, has been allegedly involved in selling drugs since last few years, the official said.
The police are trying to find out where the accused got mephedrone and have also launched a search for his associates, he said.
A case has been registered against him under relevant sections of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, he added.