The leader of an interstate drug trafficking network linked to a massive seizure of heroin and mephedrone occurred on June 30 in Mumbai after an operation by the Bandra unit of the Madhya Pradesh Anti-Narcotics Cell, an official said on Saturday. He said that Shoeib Ayoub Skarawa was detained from Shyamgarh in the neighboring country based on specific information as well as technical analysis.
The ANC’s Bandra unit, part of the Mumbai crime branch, seized 1.08 kilograms and 1.1 kilograms of mephedrone on 30 June. An official said the two people were identified as Sanjib Sarkar, better known as Raja Sarkar (39) and Salem Akbar Khan (41). Heroin worth Rs 3.24 crore and mephedrone worth Rs 2.20 crore in addition to Rs 65,000 cash recovered from Sarkar and 150 gm mephedrone from Khan were seized.
“It turns out that Sikarawa and his father Ayub Kalu Shah Sikarawa were supplying drugs in Mumbai via Sarkar, and Shyamgarh was the main center for the smuggling of heroin and mephedrone to states like Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi and some other places,” said DCP Nalawade data from the ANC.
It added that the Indore branch of crime raided Shyamgarh and confiscated 70 kilograms of mephedrone and arrested 36 people, including Sikrawa’s father.