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In Gujarat, ATS recovers 225kg of mephedrone worth ₹1,125cr; six detained

The factory in Vadodara is owned by Surat-based Mahesh Vaishnav and Vadodara-based Piyush Patel

In Gujarat, ATS recovers 225kg of mephedrone worth ₹1,125cr; six detained
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In a major drug haul, Gujarat's anti-terrorist squad (ATS) officials seized 225kg of mephedrone worth ₹1,125crore, during a raid at an under-construction factory near Vadodara city on Tuesday and detained six people in connection with the matter.

According to Joshi, the seized narcotics were manufactured at a chemical factory in Saykha GIDC in Bharuch district before being processed at the under-construction facility in Savli taluka of Vadodara district, where the raid was conducted.

The factory in Vadodara is owned by Surat-based Mahesh Vaishnav and Vadodara-based Piyush Patel, said the SP.

The plant in Bharuch is owned by Rakesh Makani, Vijay Vasoya and Dilip Vaghasia, he added.

All five plant owners have been detained, along with one Dinesh Dhruv, who arranged meetings between Vaishnaw and Makani, Joshi said.

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