In a major drug raid, Pune police sized 20 kilograms of Mephedrone, a banned drug also known as Meow Meow worth Rs 20 crores and arrested five people regarding the case from Chakan.
The anti-narcotics cell of Pimpri Chinchwad Police Jurisdiction made the seizure after getting the tip-off on Wednesday.
Based on the tip a car was intercepted on Chakan-Shikrapur road and later searched by cops. Several packets of a white substance were found and on further investigation they turned out to be mephedrone.
Based on the quality of the substance the seized drug is 20 kg and worth about 20 crore in black market.
The arrested suspects were identified as Chetan Fakkad Dandawate (28), of Malthan in Shirur in Pune, Anandgir Gosavi (25), of Jalgaon district of Maharashtra, Akshay Kale (25), of Pacharne Mala in Shirur in Pune, Sanjeevkumar Bansi Raut (44), of Jharkhand but currently staying in Noida and Tausif Hasan Mohammad Taslim (31), from Bihar and currently staying in Noida.
A probe has been initiated into the source of the drug consignment and the intended recipients of it, an officer said.