The anti-narcotics cell of the Mumbai Police crime branch has arrested four people for possessing a banned drug from Mumbai's Vakola area.
The four people were arrested on Wednesday. They were caught with the banned drug, Fentanyl, whose market price is estimated at Rs 1,000 crores.
Mumbai DCP (Anti Narcotics Cell), Shivdeep Lande said that 100 kgs of fentanyl drug was recovered after a tip-off. He added that the banned drugs were meant to be exported to foreign countries, especially Mexico.
"We have recovered 100 kgs of fentanyl drug worth Rs 1,000 crore, after a tip-off. It was meant to be exported to foreign countries, especially Mexico. Four people have been arrested in connection with the case," said Lande.
The four accused were produced before a court. They have been sent to police remanded till January 1.
Fentanyl is an opioid used as a pain medication and together with other medications for anaesthesia. It is also made illegally and used as a recreational drug, often mixed with heroin or cocaine.